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Surgical masks

March 04, 2020

Do surgical masks really help prevent the spread of disease?

Health professionals routinely wear facemasks during medical procedures or while seeing patients with infectious diseases. But what about the general public?

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February 19, 2020

10 years of immunotherapy brings new treatment options, new challenges

A lot can happen in 10 years. And in the world of immunotherapy to treat cancer, a lot has. But in a “what have you done for me lately” world, the question is what may immunotherapy do in the coming years to help cancer patients?

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Spiritual support

3/26/2020 12:00 AM

Cancer patients of faith may find spiritual support comforting during these difficult days

During challenging times, cancer patients of faith may turn to their spirituality to help calm their fears.

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COVID-19 and lung cancer

3/25/2020 12:00 AM

Some lung cancer patients have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

Some lung cancer patients face additional challenges as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

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COVID-19 and the immune system

3/24/2020 12:00 AM

How does cancer make you more vulnerable to viruses like COVID-19?

Cancer has ways to counterattack and neutralize patients’ immune system. When that happens, a tumor may begin to grow and spread, and patients may become more vulnerable to illness.

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Should patients delay treatment?

3/23/2020 12:00 AM

Key factors must be considered when weighing whether to delay cancer treatment

To help determine whether you may be able to postpone treatment, doctors consider many factors.

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COVID news and resources

3/20/2020 12:00 AM

Where to go for COVID-19 information and resources

Cancer patients may be especially vulnerable to COVID19, so they should stay up to date on evolving news and information.

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3/19/2020 12:00 AM

You feel fine, but those without symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19

People who don’t show symptoms of COVID-19 may still have it, and may still infect others, including those in high-risk categories.

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3/18/2020 12:00 AM

Coronavirus keeping you home? Ask if your chemotherapy comes in a pill

As COVID-19 spreads, cancer patients on chemotherapy may be concerned about traveling for treatment.

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Social distancing

3/18/2020 12:00 AM

Social distancing, quarantine and isolation: How do they differ and what are the rules?

Social distancing and self-isolation have become part of the American lexicon in today’s coronavirus culture.

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3/17/2020 12:00 AM

Podcast: What cancer patients need to know about COVID-19

Alan Yahanda, MD, FACS, and Jeffrey Metts, MD, MPH, from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, address your concerns and answer your questions about COVID-19.

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