Which Cancer Types Are More Liable to COVID19 Infection? – As soon as the pandemic spreads globally, health professionals are mapping the most vulnerable groups, among them are infants, children, pregnant women and elders. Further
Which Cancer Types Are More Liable to COVID19 Infection? – As soon as the pandemic spreads globally, health professionals are mapping the most vulnerable groups, among them are infants, children, pregnant women and elders. Further investigation reveals that cancer patients share similar risks, but certain only certain types show high vulnerability of getting infected. What are these special cancer types?
– Blood Cancer
In the latest joint study conducted by University of Birmingham and Oxford, the result indicates that blood cancer patients are more exposed to coronavirus infection. Responding to the finding, many health providers are taking extra precaution steps to ensure the safety of blood cancer patients’ treatment. As the process cannot be delayed, the prevention steps aim to minimize the coronavirus infection.
To access the result of the joint study, one should look in the document section in UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project (UKCCMP). In the report, the infection risk among blood cancer patients reaches 57%, which means that these patients will suffer severe effects once they are infected with coronavirus.
– Old Age
In addition to specific cancer type, the age of the patients also affects the survival rate from coronavirus. The older the cancer patients, the lower chance they have to survive the infection. Data has shown that those cancer patients above 80 years old are on the top chain of vulnerable group.
– Demographic Data
Thanks to the demographic data of cancer mortality rate in UKCCMP, the health practitioners could accurately map the vulnerability rate of cancer patients, especially when compared to solid tumor patients. Using the correlation results from the study, they could develop proper assessment. Similar approach is used by the poker players when they observe opponents’ cards.
Although the chance of survival among cancer patients are low, there is no findings related to the chance of getting infected by coronavirus. This is the first prevention barrier that should be tightened. Every effort should be done to sterilize the cancer center and the patients’ safety must be protected.
While the cure for COVID19 is still made in various laboratories, the positive cases keep rising. The initial vulnerable groups even expand to cancer patients as well. Those who have blood cancer and in older age group are the most fragile. To get better information on cancer patients’ vulnerability, further demographic data is collected.