Coronavirus is deadly for cancer patients
05/29.2020 2:50 p.m.
Cancer patients are more likely to die from COVID-19 within a month than patients without cancer.
This is demonstrated by the results of two studies at once, reports AR.
“Those who received COVID-19 have a much better chance of dying in less than a month than those infected without cancer,” said the report.
In one study, of the 928 people with COVID-19 who previously had cancer or were ill, half were hospitalized, 13% of whom died.
The second study included 800 patients with various types of cancer and COVID-19. It showed a 28% higher mortality rate. The risk of death in the study increased with age and other patient health problems, such as high blood pressure.
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According to the publication, these are the largest studies involving people with the two diseases (cancer and coronavirus) in the United States, Great Britain, Spain and Canada. Their results were published on May 28 in Lancet magazine and will be discussed this weekend at the American Clinical Oncology Society’s online conference.
Research is important: more than 1.6 million new cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year, several million Americans are currently being treated and about 20 million people have survived.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru