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5/21/2020 12:00 AM

Ask Dr. Markman: Will a stem cell transplant put me at greater risk? Should I delay my mammogram?

Dr. Maurie Markman, President of Medicine & Science at CTCA, answers your questions in his weekly Twitter Q&A.

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Diabetes and cancer

5/20/2020 12:00 AM

10 tips for managing your diabetes during cancer treatment

Patients diagnosed with both cancer and diabetes may be at a higher risk of infection or severe symptoms from COVID-19.

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5/19/2020 12:00 AM

Screening delays create concerns of an impending wave of new cancer diagnoses

COVID-19 has caused delays and cancelations in cancer screenings and other aspects of cancer care, raising concerns about a possible shadow wave of increased diagnoses.

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5/14/2020 12:00 AM

Ask Dr. Markman: How long does the COVID-19 virus live on surfaces? Do men have a higher risk of getting infected?

Dr. Maurie Markman, President of Medicine & Science at CTCA, answers your questions in his weekly Twitter Q&A.

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Drug treatment schedule

5/13/2020 12:00 AM

Changes in cancer treatment schedules may be possible, but proceed with caution

Cancer treatments are typically delivered on a strict schedule. Even so, changing treatment schedules during the COVID-19 pandemic may be possible.

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GI symptoms

5/12/2020 12:00 AM

COVID-19 and GI symptoms an added concern for cancer patients

COVID-19 is not just a respiratory illness. Many patients with the virus also experience digestive symptoms that may cause complications in cancer patients.

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Radiation therapy

5/8/2020 12:00 AM

How do cancer treatments damage the immune system?

It’s important for cancer patients to know how cancer treatments may damage the immune system, potentially leading to conditions that increase the risk of infection.

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5/7/2020 12:00 AM

Ask Dr. Markman: Can I participate in a clinical trial? Does having a BRCA mutation increase my risk of COVID-19?

Dr. Maurie Markman answered your questions about cancer, COVID-19, clinical trials and more in his weekly Twitter Q&A.

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5/6/2020 12:00 AM

Need to relax? Here are nine easy ways to help ease your stress

Relaxation and relieving stress may help you remain strong and focused during your cancer treatment.

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