Should breast reconstruction and breast oncoplastic procedures be performed during the coronavirus pandemic?

By Dr Raghavan Vidya MS, MD, FRCS, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 

Dr Raghavan Vidya speaks to ecancer in an online interview about the question, ‘should breast reconstruction and breast oncoplastic procedures be performed during the coronavirus pandemic?’.

She explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted breast cancer patients, including how treatment has been affected.

Dr Vidya also introduces some short clips of her colleagues and fellow authors from around the world who give a global perspective.

COVID-19 and its impact on breast cancer care in the UK

By Dr Raghavan Vidya MS, MD, FRCS, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 

The recent onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic1 has changed the practice of oncological breast surgery. It has significantly impacted the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer due to the diversification of the medical work force and decision to focus on treating the critically ill.