SANTO DOMINGO.-The spread of the Covid-19 virus has affected the quality of life of many patients with chronic diseases.
According to Cristian González, urologist and president of the Urus Group, chronic patients are collateral victims of the pandemic, because they have had to stop treatment suddenly, losing its sequence, leading to risks of worsening their health.
The health system has worsened, a reality that is due to the increase in patients affected by the virus, which limits receiving care at health centers in the event of contingencies.
Speaking of the management of patients with chronic urological pathologies, he said that if they have their GP, they should go to their follow-up, taking into account the measures required at this stage of the pandemic.
He explains that the classification of pathologies is of utmost importance; emergency, cancer and emergency patients should under no circumstances wait, as the consequences statistically will be worse than those of the Covid-19. Those with pathologies that can wait are followed up by consultation.
On the other hand, Dr. David Soriano, president of the Dominican Foundation for Prostate Cancer and Urinary Incontinence, says that as regards the management of cancer patients in advanced stage, this virus represents a threat, but they cannot stop going to a medical center because their lives depend on chemotherapy, radiotherapy or specialized treatments.
He said that the virus poses an added risk for patients with urological conditions that need surgery, such as prostate cancer, kidney, testis, clarifying that prostate cancer is the most frequent of urological tumors, and is a slow-growing tumor.
– Where they consult
Both specialists work at Medical Net and at the HS Medical Center. Contacts: 809-540-9775 and 809.562-1680.
— Erika Rodriguez to eldia.com.do