Are patients with certain cancers are nearly three times as likely to die of covid-19, study says?

Nurse Maria Charri hugs Osmar Grave as they sing along to live music April 27 at a temporary quarantine and isolation facility for the homeless in North Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Cancer patients — in particular those with bloodstream or lung malignancies, or cancers that have propagated through the body — had a higher risk of death or any other extreme problems from COVID-19 compared with those without cancer, based on a learn published Tuesday. The research, which involved 14 hospitals in Hubei province in central China, where the epidemic emerged, included 105 cancer patients and 536 non-cancer patients of the same years — all of whom experienced COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The co-authors, from China, Singapore, and also the United States, learned that cancer patients who evolved COVID-19 experienced nearly a threefold higher death price from the virus compared to a two to three percent rate calculated for the general population. Cancer patients always had been more likely to experience “severe events,” such as to be admitted to intensive worry models and requiring mechanical ventilation than people without cancer. Risk aspects included not just years, but also the sort of cancer, the phase, and also the treatment.

Cancer patients are nearly three times more likely to die ….

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