Adil Akhtar, MD on COVID-19 Possibly Delaying Cancer Treatment @karmanoscancer #COVID-19

Adil Akhtar, MD on COVID-19 Possibly Delaying Cancer Treatment @karmanoscancer #COVID-19

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Dr. Adil Akhtar, MD of Karmanos Cancer Institute discusses COVID-19 possibly delaying cancer treatments because during treatment, patients may be exposed to the coronavirus.

Early reports concerning cancer patients from Wuhan, China — the initial COVID-19 pandemic epicenter — indicate that many have contracted the coronavirus while in hospital care.

That may mean that this vulnerable group may need to consider delaying treatment for cancer to help reduce their chances of infection. 

Read here: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200325/covid-19-may-delay-some-cancer-treatments#1

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