COVID-19: The Importance of Cancer Care During COVID-19 | | Loyola Medicine

COVID-19: The Importance of Cancer Care During COVID-19

As the pandemic continues, it has never been more important for patients to receive recommended cancer screenings—including mammograms, -Pap Test and colonoscopies—and to seek medical care for potential cancer symptoms, says William Small, Jr., MD, chair of radiation oncology at Loyola Medicine. Cancer remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. for adults under age 80, and early diagnosis and adherence to cancer treatment protocols are critical to ensuring optimal outcomes for cancer patients. Hospitals and medical centers are taking every precaution to ensure patient safety during COVID-19, says Dr. Small. “Don’t delay cancer care because of the pandemic.” For more information, visit https://loyolamedicine.org/coronavirus.