Why are cancer operations being cancelled because of Covid-19? How and who makes this choice? ?
- - Mé -Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Because last thing you want as a patient with cancer is being in a hospital right now, with your immune system weakened by a surgery.
- Markus ImhofLv 72 months ago
Because of the number of available intensive care units. A Covid-19 victim who is in need of intubation will most likely die if they don't get it. A cancer patient will keep for a while on chemotherapy and radiation.
Who makes this choice? In the end, the responsible doctor at the hospital. Which is nothing compared to the decisions they will likely have to face in a few weeks (unless the social distancing catches) in the UK (and already in Italy and eastern France, and likely next week in the US) when they will have to decide which of these Covid-19 patients gets an intubator, and who simply gets morphine and a priest.
- LANLv 72 months ago
Why are you posting lies that you can't back up with a credible source moron?
- ObamavengerLv 72 months ago
For the short term they will keep.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Hospital chiefs have to prioritise where the resources are allocated.
In 2 weeks time doctors are going to have to decide who is going to live and going to die by allocating ventilators.