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Hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients and other medical conditions are going untreated.
Younger adults and stem cell transplant recipients are at highest risk for measles and mumps.
Brian Koffman, a family physician when diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, cofounded the CLL Society.
The procedure can put certain blood cancers into remission and may lead to a cure.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
A family physician diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Brian Koffman cofounded the CLL Society. He lives in Claremont, California.
Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
Rikako Ikee, who competed in the 2016 Olympics at age 16, was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2019, prompting a yearlong hiatus.
The theme of this issue is the science underlying advances in cancer care and treatment.
Siri Lindley, 51, a former world-class triathlete, lives with her wife in Longmont, Colorado. She was treated for acute myeloid leukemia.
The coronavirus vaccines are safe and should be effective even for people with advanced cancer.
Christine (“Chris”) Colpitt was scheduled for a stem cell transplant from her fully matched brother but he was at risk for COVID-19.
A former labor and delivery nurse, Lindy Sledge, 62, lives with her family in Franklin, Kentucky. She has mantle cell lymphoma.
Despite being the only current cure for MDS, transplants generally haven’t been offered to older patients.
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