People with cancer and healthcare providers at cancer centers need to consider the risks and benefits of continuing care during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, especially for those with underlying conditions that increase their risk of serious complications if they become infected. Minimizing interactions between people with cancer and the clinic’s environment is important, Douglas A. Levine, MD, director of gynecologic oncology at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, tells SELF magazine
“Telehealth visits are preferred during this pandemic to decrease the risk of spreading coronavirus to patients and providers,” Dr. Levine says. “Most information can be obtained through noncontact approaches such as telemedicine, for which we have rapidly increased availability.”
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