Read this article by Merry Jennifer Markham, MD published in ASCO Daily News.
- Patients with cancer, especially those who are older and who are receiving active cancer treatment, are particularly vulnerable to the more severe form of COVID-19.
- Telemedicine has evolved as an increasingly important mechanism of providing care to patients who do not need to physically come into the clinic for an appointment.
- For patients with cancer who are in follow-up after treatment, postponing surveillance visits or conducting these visits by telemedicine may be appropriate.
- For those patients who require systemic cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or other targeted therapies, the benefit of proceeding with treatment may outweigh the risk.
Read the complete article: https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200075/full/