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novel coronavirus (covid 19) and dna

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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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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March 20, 2020

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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March 19, 2020

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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March 18, 2020

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

March 18, 2020

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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ctca podcast: what cancer patients need to know about novel coronavirus (covid 19)

March 17, 2020

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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Hand sanitizer

March 15, 2020

Can’t find hand sanitizer? Making it at home may not be the solution

With concerns over the coronavirus reaching a fever pitch across the country, hand sanitizers have been hard to find in local markets.

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March 10, 2020

Concerned about coronavirus? Here are the steps cancer patients should take to limit exposure

For patients with cancer and other illnesses, the spread of the coronavirus is particularly troubling.

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