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UPDATED: What People With Cancer Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

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My significant other who is 77 was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is not sick eith it. He has not received any surgery or radiation at this time. No chemo. No medication for it yet. Is he at greater risk of getting Corona virus? Am I??

March 19, 2020


I finished a course of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy for Splenic marginal zone Lymphoma in September last year, which was successful and I am in remission. I have regular follow up appointments and as of two weeks ago my neutrophil count was 1.1, which is still quite low, my question is, what my chances of fighting this virus if I catch it? I have been advised to self-isolate and I take all the measures I can, I am 67 and quite fit also a non-smoker.

March 17, 2020 London UK


I have low risk MDS. I teach Silver Sneakers at two different gyms. Because I am 68 one gym canceled my classes. The other gym in keeping my classes open. I am concerned if I should be teaching a class with other seniors or if I should just be careful. Any advice?

March 15, 2020 Florida


I've been basing this Coronavirus on a scale of our progress in time and noticed a bit of information. The jocular virus is a little out of place. The Common Cold and well said Flu are both depressive states which come upon us after being run down in a usual manner. It is a human seasonal event, except for those athletically poised. So, this refer us to seeking regular insight and refining its spread development in piggyback delivery style and also more offensive.

March 14, 2020 United States


Just had a mammogram due to possible inflammatory breast cancer. Very poor prognosis I'd found. After 12 yrs of opiate ANALGESIC chronic documented pain therapy, I was placed on Suboxone of label of course, by neueo psych doc... Didn't bother toread my PT history. Suboxone is not a dlmed for pain relief... It's for combating withdraw from abuse of polysubstance and opiates MSNBC just stated that 'doctors have free reign to test/treat COVID19V'..AND AT THE SAME TIME CAN NOT PRESCRIBE OPIATES?

March 12, 2020 Earth


I am on hormone therapy and taking Eligard for advanced prostate cancer. I’ve only recently been diagnosed and had my first Eligard shot on 20th Feb 2020. Will this drug lower my normal resistance to Viruses such as the flue or coronavirus? I’m also starting radiation therapy in April. I’d appreciate any comments you wish to make. Thanks Keith Beggs

March 11, 2020 Berwick, Victoria, Australia

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