Podcast

with Tasha Gandamihardja

My Breast My Health

S1 Ep12: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Breast Cancer

Welcome to this special episode of the podcast. The coronavirus or Covid-19 has changed the world we live in a matter of months. At this precise moment in time, end of March 2020, the virus is continuing to spread, and drastic measures are being taken to halt this process.

Certain countries are being affected more than others. Wherever we live however, this is a virus that is affecting us all. 

Hospitals are preparing for the influx of people we know will need acute life-saving medical treatment. More ITU beds are being created and doctors and nurses are being trained in different areas in order to be ready for deployment to the front line. Increasing staff shortages is happening as more health care workers fall ill or having to self-isolate. Retired doctors and nurses are being recalled to help with this crisis.

As a result, the way other medical conditions are being treated is, at the moment, changing. This includes breast cancer.

In this episode, I discuss what impact the coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on breast cancer services and treatment in the UK. At this moment in time, surgeries are being cancelled, clinics deferred or done via telephone, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments may be curtailed.

You can find the government’s guidelines here.

Breast Cancer Now has also produced some useful information here.

If you want to learn more about breast reconstruction options, you can listen to this episode. If you want to read more about what a mastectomy involves then check out this blog post.

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