Ministry of health: cancer patients receiving chemotherapy easier to tolerate COVID-19

Patients with weakened immune systems who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer treatment, as a rule, easier to carry coronavirus infection, said chief freelance pulmonologist of Ministry of health of Russia Sergey Avdeev.

"We have seen patients with very weakened immune systems who received chemotherapy. We can say that, fortunately for them and for us, they are not patients at risk of adverse prognosis. Is it possible that they have a low immune system – it works for them... such fragile patients the cytokine storm essentially impossible, so they are generally more easy to carry this disease called COVID-19" - said Avdeev at a press conference.

Cytokine storm - an excessive response of the immune system of the patient during coronavirus infection of moderate severity.

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