Cancer patients should take extra precautions


March 26, 2020

Because some types of cancer and treatments can weaken the immune system, the Morrison Cancer Center is warning its patients they may be at increased risk of illness, including COVID-19.

Dr. M. Sitki Copur, medical oncologist-hematologist, said health care officials are currently studying for more exact information on the effects of COVID-19 on cancer patients. However, there are times when cancer patients are known to have a weakened immune system.

“Anyone caring for cancer patients should be following CDC guidelines for proper hygiene and handwashing techniques,” Dr. Copur said. “...

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