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COVID-19 and the immune system

March 24, 2020

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?

March 23, 2020

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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Dr. Julian Schink

3/31/2020 12:00 AM

Wearing a homemade mask: Does it protect you or others?

CTCA Chief Medical Officer Julian Schink, MD, explains why wearing a homemade mask to lower your risk of COVID-19 infection may have some benefits.

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Homemade mask

3/30/2020 12:00 AM

Volunteers stepping up during equipment shortage with hand-sewn masks for hospital workers

Recognizing the shortage of protective gear vital to keeping hospital workers safe, Americans have stepped up with offers to make and donate masks.

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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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COVID-19

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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Chemotherapy

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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