COVID Will Transform Cancer Care for Patients and Providers
With the novel coronavirus putting immunocompromised people in particular at risk and hospitals focusing on treating people with COVID-19, many people with cancer are experiencing disruptions in their treatment. And as studies show people forgoing diagnostic tests such as mammograms and colonoscopies, industry experts worry that as we emerge on the other side of the pandemic, there will be an uptick in these procedures — as well as an increase in people receiving a cancer diagnosis that’s at an advanced stage.
“COVID-19 has had a major impact upon all aspects of the health care industry,” says Winston Wong, Pharm.D., president of W-Squared Group. “Cancer care is no exception.”