Turkish national consensus on breast cancer management during temporary state of emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Sezer A., Cicin İ., Karadeniz Ç., Özkan G., Başaran G., Oyan B., ...More

Turkish journal of surgery, vol.36, pp.147-163, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/turkjsurg.4815
  • Title of Journal : Turkish journal of surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-163


Objective: Cancer care is excessively influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak for various reasons. One of the major concerns is the tendency for delayed surgical treatment of breast cancer patients. The outbreak has urged clinicians to find alternative treatments until surgery is deemed to be feasible and safe. Here in this paper, we report the results of a consensus procedure which aimed to provide an expert opinion-led guideline for breast cancer management during the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey.