Tomorrow’s Health: COVID risk, cancer transplant risk & cancer survivor support
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Researchers have pinpointed which groups are most at risk from severe COVID-19 even after being vaccinated.
Those included patients receiving chemotherapy or organ transplants, and those with HIV infections or neurological disorders.
The study in the British Medical Journal found overall only a small minority of vaccinated adults were at risk of hospitalization and death.
Transplant risk for cancer
Patients receiving organ transplants face a higher risk of developing cancer.
A study at the National Cancer Institute blames immunosuppression from medications to prevent organ rejection, as well as underlying medical conditions.
Lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma were found to be the most serious threats.
Long-term cancer survivor support
For cancer survivors, researchers are calling for better support in treating long term symptoms.
A study in Australia says side effects of cancer medications can continue even after the end of treatment.
One of the most common symptoms is persistent fatigue, which can delay a return to normal life.
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