Hospitals will operate under the overarching advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the HSE and the DoH. Information is available at:
Pathological subtype and staging
The present document refers to:
Recommendations for lung cancer radiotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Alternative Treatment indications
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, three alternative therapeutic options are considered:
Please refer to ‘NCCP advice on radiation therapy capacity escalation plan in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic’ for further information
Taking into consideration the department workforce availability and the individual patient risk benefit of multiple attendances in the radiotherapy benefit, alternative hypofractionated radiation schedule can be considered when applicable.
This guidance was developed in conjunction with St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network.
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