Delayed treatment will put pressure on health care systemCastle Rock News Press Apr 13, 2021
Radhika Acharya-Leon, section chief for medical oncology at Highlands Ranch Hospital [and assistant professor of family medicine for CU School of Medicine], said the consequences of delayed treatment are starting to emerge each day where the disease is more progressed in colon, breast, prostate and lung cancer cases.
Larry Allen, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said they saw a 40% decrease in heart patients at the peak of the pandemic. “When (patients) stay home with cardiac disease, there is permanent damage.” Allen said. “By the time we saw them, the damage was so much worse than it could have been and so much harder for us to treat.”Read more