Cancer found patients with active cancer diagnoses were 89% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with no cancer history or those who have recovered from the disease. Researchers analyzed records of almost 4,200 COVID-19-positive patients hospitalized at NYU Langone Medical Center and found the mortality risk from COVID-19 was highest among patients receiving treatment for blood cancers or lymphomas."/> Cancer found patients with active cancer diagnoses were 89% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with no cancer history or those who have recovered from the disease. Researchers analyzed records of almost 4,200 COVID-19-positive patients hospitalized at NYU Langone Medical Center and found the mortality risk from COVID-19 was highest among patients receiving treatment for blood cancers or lymphomas."/> Cancer diagnosis may raise COVID-19 mortality risk

Cancer diagnosis may raise COVID-19 mortality risk

2021-06-10

A study in the journal Cancer found patients with active cancer diagnoses were 89% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those with no cancer history or those who have recovered from the disease. Researchers analyzed records of almost 4,200 COVID-19-positive patients hospitalized at NYU Langone Medical Center and found the mortality risk from COVID-19 was highest among patients receiving treatment for blood cancers or lymphomas.

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