Cancer patients twice as likely to die from COVID-19: study

Washington (AFP) - People with cancer are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those without it, a large study published Thursday found. The data on more than 900 patients in the US, Canada and Spain which appeared in a paper in The Lancet, found that mortality increased the further the cancer had progressed.Cancer patients with decreased ability to carry out daily life tasks were more at risk than those with higher functionality.The paper's authors looked at how many people died within 30 days of being diagnosed of COVID-19 of all causes. "The 30-day all-cause mortality was 13 ...


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