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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 481-484

Metronomic chemotherapy for scheduling oral cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic


Department of Surgical Oncology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Shiv Rajan
Department of Surgical Oncology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_553_20

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Worldwide, hospitals are facing problems in managing cancer patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given the immense cancer burden of oral cancer in India, scheduling surgeries are becoming increasingly difficult. Upfront surgeries are recommended for curative treatment of oral cancers and postponing them raises the fear of progression. Metronomic chemotherapy can be considered during the waiting period given its potential oncological benefits and ease of administration without much toxicity.






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