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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: Monthly number of cancer patients presented to our center against COVID-19 cases recorded in India during initial phases. Reduction of patients was quite noticeable in surgery (39%), radiotherapy (44%), and chemotherapy (28%), whereas patients receiving diagnostic modalities such as computed tomogramphy/magnetic resonance imagingand nuclear medicine scans have also shown a decrease in trend by 40% and 15%, respectively. Decrease in default rates was also observed to be increased exponentially in patients undergoing RT/CRT, from 7.5% (January 2020), 7.7 % (February 2020) to 30% (March 2020), 47% (April 2020), and 41% by the end of May 2020.

Figure 1: Monthly number of cancer patients presented to our center against COVID-19 cases recorded in India during initial phases. Reduction of patients was quite noticeable in surgery (39%), radiotherapy (44%), and chemotherapy (28%), whereas patients receiving diagnostic modalities such as computed tomogramphy/magnetic resonance imagingand nuclear medicine scans have also shown a decrease in trend by 40% and 15%, respectively. Decrease in default rates was also observed to be increased exponentially in patients undergoing RT/CRT, from 7.5% (January 2020), 7.7 % (February 2020) to 30% (March 2020), 47% (April 2020), and 41% by the end of May 2020.