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

ctca podcast: what cancer patients need to know about novel coronavirus (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.

Update: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends everyone wear cloth face coverings in public places, such as grocery stores, where social distancing may be difficult. The CDC says these coverings may help slow the spread of COVID-19 by people who may have the virus, but are not yet exhibiting symptoms. The agency suggests making masks from old clothing or other household materials, but it does not recommend using surgical masks or N95 respirators, since those supplies are needed by health care workers.

The constant flow of news about COVID-19 has helped millions of Americans take critical steps to help prevent the spread of the disease. But new information and a rapidly evolving landscape are raising more questions and creating some confusion.

In this podcast, 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, with a special focus on what cancer patients and their families need to know.

Dr. Yahanda is a Surgical Oncologist and Chief of Staff at CTCA® Atlanta. Dr. Metts, the Chief of Medicine at CTCA Atlanta, is serving as clinical leader for the COVID-19 task force at CTCA.

If you are in active treatment and are concerned about how the COVID-19 situation may impact your care, please contact your care team.

Learn whether hand sanitizers and surgical masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.