Management of Patients with Urological Cancers in Turkey during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations of Uro-oncology Association

Celik S., TİNAY İ., Narter F., ESKICORAPCI S. Y., Ataus S., TURKERI L., ...More

UROONKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF UROONCOLOGY, vol.19, no.3, pp.100-103, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/uob.galenos.2020.1810
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-103
  • Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, recommendations, urologic cancers, urologic oncology, RADICAL CYSTECTOMY, BLADDER, DELAY, SURVEILLANCE, SEMINOMA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The number of cases has increased over time in correlation with the increasing number of testing worldwide. In order to use the available resources for COVID-19 treatment, urological practice has been limited only to emergency procedures and certain uro-oncological surgeries. In this report, we aim to share our recommendations for the daily uro-oncology practice in light of local circumstances in Turkey.