Cancer treatment during COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently world is fighting with global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time of uncertainty, oncologists are struggling to provide appropriate care to cancer patients. They have to weigh risk and benefit of giving cancer treatment vs chances of getting them infected with COVID-19. As cancer patients are immunocompromised and there are high chances of exposure during hospital visits and if they get infected, outcome can be fatal. So through the column of this article, we would like to provide basic guideline in management of cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England). 2020 May 29*** epublish ***

Vishal Jindal, Kamal Kant Sahu, Susanna Gaikazian, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, Ishmael Jaiyesimi

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine, Beaumont Health, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA. ., Hemato-Oncology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA, 01608, USA., Department of Hematology and Oncology, Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine, Beaumont Health, 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA.

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