Amidst all the chaos of COVID-19, concerns were raised about how cancer patients are being cared for during the lockdown.
During the i94 FM, KUAM News weekday morning show "Containing Covid" morning show on Friday, Melissa Waibel, CEO of Island Cancer Center and Guam Surgicenter, which handles radiology oncology, said their patients will continue to come to their clinic even with the lockdown.
"Radiation oncology works by succession," she said. "You have to come and meet every one of those appointments in order to get the best outcome for your cancer."
Waibel said the clinic has procedures put in place to ensure the limit of traffic and the amount of people that have to pass coming into the clinic.
"We asked them to be delivered directly to our back door so they don't have to go through the common areas," she said. "So they come directly into our clinic, we can take their temperature when they come in, we make a pre-screening phone call to them to make sure if they have any symptoms that would put them as a person under investigation, then we would mask them when they come in. They still need to make their appointments."
If patients have any questions regarding their appointment they are encouraged to call their clinics or health care providers.