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Cancer care in the time of COVID-19 in Kurdistan region of northern Iraq
Nidhamalddin SJ, Ali RR
Pdf Page Numbers :- 50-53
Sara Jamil Nidhamalddin1,* and Rozhgar Rashid Ali1
1Medical Oncology Department, Hiwa cancer Hospital, Sulaymani, Iraq
*Corresponding author: Sara Jamil Nidhamalddin, Medical Oncology Department, Hiwa cancer Hospital, Sulaymani, Iraq. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 1 December 2020; Revised 19 December 2020; Accepted 26 December 2020; Published 29 December 2020
Citation: Nidhamalddin SJ, Ali RR. Cancer care in the time of COVID-19 in Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. J Med Sci Res. 2021; 9(1):50-53.
Copyright: © 2021 Nidhamalddin SJ et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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This paper focuses on the impact of coronavirus-19 infection crisis on cancer diagnosis, stage and treatment in Hiwa cancer hospital which is one of the leading cancer hospital in Iraq, discussing the need to evaluate the effect of delays in diagnosis and treatment on cancer stage and treatment, and to decide how to minimize these negative effects during current imposed lockdown and likely future cycles of emergency measures over the coming months and years.
Keywords: COVID-19; neoplasms; malignancy; communicable diseases; prevention & control; public health