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Facing a Breast Health Issue During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Important Information for Patients Facing a Breast Health Issue 

During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from multiple cancer care organizations have offered a new report containing recommendations for prioritization, treatment and triage of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report titled, “Recommendations for Prioritization, Treatment and Triage of Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic” is endorsed by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers, National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The ranking goes beyond the Priority A category – the exceptions that require immediate care around urgent situations, such as severe breast abscesses or serious complications following surgery.

Within the report are several instances which fall into the Priority B category – the instances when a patient’s condition does not require immediate attention, but treatment is warranted before the pandemic ends. These include:

  • diagnostic imaging for an abnormal mammogram or suspicious breast symptoms
  • biopsies for BI-RADS 4 or 5 lesions
  • breast MRI for evaluating the extent of disease or pre-chemo assessment

Facing a breast health issue during the COVID-19 pandemic is a scary time. These recommendations should assist patients and physicians with decision-making and important next steps. Windsong is working hard to meet the needs of our patients in need of Priority A and Priority B follow up and treatment. We are here for you when you need us.

To schedule an appointment for imaging or biopsy, please call 716.631.2500.

To read the report click here.

 

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