Covid-19: What to consider for lung cancer patients

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Doctors strongly recommend that lung cancer patients be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination.

What you need to know:

  • Lung cancer patients seem to rank among the tumour type with highest risk of adverse effects of Covid-19.
  • Patients with lung cancer were diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), after contracting Covid-19.
  • At the time of hospital admission, many lung cancer patients were constantly in need of oxygen supplies.
  • Doctors strongly recommend that lung cancer patients be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination.

The Covid-19 virus is a flu-like illness that spreads through droplets of fluids from the mouth and nose.

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