Previous Historical past of Most cancers Will not Make You Extra Susceptible to Extreme COVID

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News Picture: Past History of Cancer Won't Make You More Vulnerable to Severe COVID

THURSDAY, Could 5, 2022 (HealthDay Information)

When you have a historical past of cancer, worry not — researchers report that you simply aren’t at elevated danger for extreme COVID-19.

However the identical is probably not true for present cancer sufferers.

Within the examine, the researchers analyzed the digital well being information of practically 272,000 adults identified with COVID-19 between June 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020, at greater than 700 hospitals and 700 clinics in america.

Of these sufferers, practically 18,500 had a historical past of not less than one cancer analysis, together with greater than 10,400 who had been identified with cancer inside one yr earlier than their COVID-19 an infection.

“We discovered that latest cancer diagnoses had been related to a 17% elevated danger for demise and 10% elevated danger for hospitalization,” stated examine co-lead creator Youngran Kim, from McGovern Medical Faculty on the College of Texas Well being Science Heart at Houston.

“Nonetheless, a historical past of cancer a couple of yr earlier than COVID-19 analysis was not considerably related to elevated mortality or hospitalization. Our examine additionally confirmed different danger elements and racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes amongst COVID-19 sufferers with cancer,” Kim stated in a middle information launch.

Whereas latest most cancers sufferers had been extra more likely to be hospitalized and to die inside 30 days of COVID-19 analysis, they weren’t considerably extra more likely to find yourself in intensive care or to be placed on a ventilator than sufferers with out most cancers.

Amongst sufferers with a latest most cancers analysis, these with superior blood, liver and lung cancers had a very excessive danger for worse COVID-19 outcomes, and those that had acquired radiation or chemotherapy therapies inside three months earlier than coronavirus an infection additionally had a better danger of demise after COVID analysis, in line with the examine revealed Could 4 within the journal PLOS ONE.

It additionally discovered that most cancers sufferers who had been older, Black, on Medicare and/or lived within the South had been considerably extra more likely to die after COVID-19 analysis, and that diabetes and heart, liver, and kidney disease had been additionally related to an elevated danger of demise after an infection.

“On this specific examine, we not solely confirmed basic findings about worse COVID-19 outcomes for most cancers sufferers, however elaborated on subgroups of most cancers sufferers that weren’t overly impacted,” stated examine co-lead creator Liang Zhu, a researcher at UTHealth Houston.

“This is a crucial discovering for the well being care system, as they intervene based mostly on the suitable danger evaluation and for most cancers survivors to know their particular dangers related to COVID-19,” Zhu stated within the launch. “Because the pandemic evolves, nonetheless, we could have to revisit this matter at a future time.”

Extra info

For extra on most cancers sufferers and COVID-19, see the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

SOURCES College of Texas Well being Science Heart at Houston, information launch, Could 4, 2022

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter

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