Profile of Cancer Patients Attending Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Carcinoma, COVID-19, Pandemics
Introduction: Due to the SARS COVID-19 pandemic, cancer services were suspended worldwide. The cancer patients were at high risk of getting SARS-COV-Infection due to their immunocompromised condition.
Methods: This was a single-institution retrospective quantitative study carried out from 1st May 2020 to 30th October 2020 at the Oncology Department of Manipal Teaching Hospital during the early COVID 19 pandemic for 6 months.
Results: In total 339 patients were seen in a period of 6 months. Male patients were 212 (62.5 %) and female were 127 (37.4%). The most common cancer in our study was lung 47 (13.9%), breast 32 (9.4%), colorectal 30 (8.8%), and stomach carcinoma 21 (6.2%) respectively.
Conclusion: Though in this hard time of Pandemic, there was a substantial increase in cancer patients, and all of them were managed thoroughly.
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