Jan 27, 2021
In those testing positive for CoVid, a simultaneous cancer diagnosis significantly increases the chances for hospitalization and dying over the next month. Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania studied 323 CoVid positive persons of whom 67 had cancer active or in remission and 256 were non-cancer patients.
The cancer patients were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized and nearly 6 times more likely to die over a 30 day period after diagnosis. Those with active cancer were the most likely to experience complicated and lethal CoVid.
Cancer patients, past and present, should wear N95 masks or better, spend as little time inside places of business, and wash well.