Most Cancer Survivors Have Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Severe COVID-19

Most Cancer Survivors Have Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Severe COVID-19

New study finds more than half (56.4%) of cancer survivors in the United States reported having additional underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness. Cancer, and other underlying medical conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity, are associated with increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness. Most cancer survivors reported having more than one of the conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness and nearly one-quarter reported more than two conditions. Older age was associated with higher prevalence of medical conditions among cancer survivors and adults without a cancer history. “The findings highlight the need to protect survivors against COVID-19 transmission and to prioritize cancer survivors in vaccine allocation,” said Han.

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