If I have cancer, am I at higher risk of getting COVID-19?
Created by: Team Rx.Health
Modified on: Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 at 11:28 AM
- Some types of cancer and treatments such as chemotherapy can weaken your immune system and may increase your risk of any infection, including with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. During chemotherapy, there will be times in your treatment cycle when you are at an increased risk of infection.
- Adults and children with serious chronic health conditions, including cancer, are at higher risk of developing more serious complications from contagious illnesses such as COVID-19.