Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article

Authors

1 School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Center of Fatemieh Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Hamadan, Iran

3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

4 Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

5 Department of Pathology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Abstract

Background: The purpose of the current study is to compare the diagnosis of gynecologic cancer before and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Fatemieh Hospital, Hamedan from 2018 to 2021, and finally to diagnose the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on gynecologic cancer.
Methods: This quantitative-descriptive study was done from 2018 to 2021 in the oncology clinic of Fatemieh Hospital, Hamedan. The sample was selected from the medical records of female patients who visited the oncology clinic of Fatmieh Hospital, Hamedan.
Results: Based on the results, it was made clear that most examined patients were afflicted with ovarian cancer. The number of times that patients visited the hospital decreased after the COVID-19 pandemic, and more patients with symptoms of gynecologic cancer visited the hospital than before the outbreak. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients visited the hospital with more symptoms of malignant disease complaining about abnormal bleeding, and in the medical examination, they had more obvious lumps/tumors.
Conclusion: The result of our study showed that the COVID-19 epidemic decreased the number of times patients afflicted with gynecologic cancer visited this health center, and consequently their symptoms became much more severe.

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