US is in the headlines since it is recently reported that more than 16,000 cancer deaths from March to December 2020 were linked to complications due to COVID-19 in the US, a study stated.
It is noted that the research, published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Oncology, found that a higher percentage of blood or prostate cancer deaths were linked to COVID-19 complications compared with cancer deaths without the disease.
US: Cancer Deaths Linked To Covid Complications
“We know that cancer patients are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to weakened immune systems,” said study lead author Xuesong Han from ACS (American Cancer Society).
Xuesong Han further added, “Patients with hematological neoplasms or blood cancer and prostate cancer might be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 complications and die from it.”
“It is important to further study these patient populations to develop care strategies that reduce the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus as well as optimise disease management for patients with comorbid COVID-19 infection,” Han elaborated.
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