Chief Healthcare Executive September 30, 2022
Ron Southwick

Cancer patients are at higher risk of contracting the virus. A new study led by the American Cancer Society sheds light on cancer and COVID-19.

During the early months of the pandemic, more than 16,000 Americans died due to cancer and COVID-19, a new study has found.

The American Cancer Society led the study, which was published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers examined 16,561 cancer deaths between March 2020, when COVID-19 upended American life, and December 2020.

The study found greater percentages of blood and prostate cancer deaths with complications of COVID-19, compared to deaths from those cancers without complications from the virus.

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