Delayed Cancer Care-A Bigger Threat Than COVID-19?

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in more ways than one. Apart from the massive impact on the economy, the health care sector is seeing a more turbulent time than ever before. Elective surgeries are being postponed and people are staying away from hospitals and doctors in fear of the virus. Social distancing and limiting our exposure to public places is the right thing to do- but should our health be affected in this process?

Check out our exclusive articles on Telemedicine becoming the need of the hour and if elective surgeries should take a beating during a pandemic. 

In this detailed video presentation, Dr Srivatsan Gurumurthy elaborates the need for timely cancer care and why the treatment options or the schedule isn’t to be postponed. The fear is right, but the risks of delaying a cancer treatment are far worse than the COVID-19 virus he says.

Watch this video to understand why people are risking their cancer treatments, what they must do instead and the right treatment options for different types of cancer. He elaborates each type of cancer, how timely intervention helps and the right way to plan your treatment in the coming months. Don’t forget to share this video with your family and friends circle.

 

Dr. Srivatsan Gurumurthy

Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, Division of minimally invasive, liver transplantation and HPB surgery- Gem Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai, India.