Article Text

Download PDFPDF

EPV033/#626 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer patients awaiting surgery: the experience of salah azaiez institute Tunisia
  1. M Bouhani,
  2. S Sakhri,
  3. A Jerbi,
  4. MA Ayedi,
  5. R Chargui and
  6. K Rahal
  1. Salah Azaiez Institute of Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Tunis, Tunisia


Objectives The aim of our study is to study the impact of covid19 on patients waiting surgery.

Methods We retrospectively reported 33 patients diagnosed breast carcinoma and underwent surgery at salah azaiez institute Tunisia between 18/3/2020 and 29/3/2020 (72 days).

Results During the first pandemic of COVID-19, 33 patients underwent breast surgery, the mean age was 51 years (ranging 34–82). 28 patients had Social insurance.28 patients patient belongs to urban environment.11 patients had neoadjuvant chemotherapy.Invasive ductal carcinoma is more frequent (30 cases), tumors had a high brad nuclear in 18 cases. In 16 cases the tumor had stade IIB, axillary lymph node metastasis were found in 20 patients. 11 patients underwent radical surgery and only one patient had plastic reconstruction.

Conclusions The COVID-19 pandemic has affected just about every aspect of life, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for breast cancer. People who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and people who are at high risk for breast cancer have found themselves in a uniquely difficult and sometimes frightening position since the coronavirus crisis began.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.