Wilmot Cancer Center doctors say diagnoses increasing as non-urgent care resumes

Updated: May 21, 2020 11:14 PM
Created: May 21, 2020 09:36 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Cancer care hasn’t stopped at UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Center, and the center had to prepare early to accommodate their patients. 

Wilmot doctors were made available to talk Thursday. 

They said care decisions have been made based on the individual and the state of their immune system. 

The center has had to redesign the way they do business... Especially for the handful of cancer patients who have gotten COVID-19 in our area.

"We have special entrances in our fusion room if those patients need to be treated, we ensure that those patients are not admitted to the same floor as our patients who have cancer and are recovering on the floor," Dr. Jonathan Friedberg, Director of UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute said.

The director also says Wilmot is beginning to see a surge in the number of new diagnoses as our region starts resuming elective procedures and non-urgent care.

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