Coronavirus infection increases cancer patient death risk by this much

Researchers have found out how much more dangerous a coronavirus infection is if a patient already has some form of cancer.

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Published Thu, Jul 23 2020 2:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Researchers have analyzed a large number of health records of people living with cancer, and have found that people who have cancer have an increased risk of dying if they contract COVID-19.

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Researchers conducted the study at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), and according to the findings, cancer patients who also contract a COVID-19 infection have their mortality rate increased by 16-fold. On top of that, cancer patients were also more prone to other health issues such as kidney failure, obesity, or heart disease - all of which were also linked to an increased risk if a COVID-19 infection was present.

According to Dr. Harpreet Singh, associate director of Cancer in Older Adults and Special Populations at OCE, that data indicated "a stark reality that people with cancer are at an increased risk of more serious outcomes from COVID-19." The study also found inequities for Black Americans and those of lower socioeconomic means, which led the researchers to say that "It's imperative that we continue to rapidly examine real-world data to address the urgent health care challenges brought on by this pandemic."

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