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Surgical Management Strategy for Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Authors Liu Y, Wang J, Tang Y, Su R, Yang Q

Received 15 April 2020

Accepted for publication 10 June 2020

Published 20 July 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 6053—6058

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S258121

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Antonella D'Anneo


Yong Liu,1 Jiaming Wang,1 Yi Tang,1 Rong Su,1 Qianwen Yang2

1The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, 510150; 2The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3052

Correspondence: Yong Liu
The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510150, People’s Republic of China
Email dr13809207569@163.com

Abstract: In December 2019, a new coronavirus pneumonia began to break out globally. COVID-19 pandemic challenges the health systems worldwide and influences the treatments for other diseases. The incidence rate of breast cancer ranks first among all malignant tumors among women. During the pandemic, medical workers should strictly monitor the condition of patients and strengthen the management and prevention measures to make sure patients can be operated safely. This article will discuss the arrangements and management of surgical treatment for patients with breast cancer.

Keywords: COVID-19, pneumonia, breast cancer, surgery

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