As a respiratory illness, 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses a particular risk to people with lung cancer. Joshua K. Sabari, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and a member of Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, discusses why people with lung cancer may be at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19, how cancer doctors are reducing their patients’ risk of catching the disease, and more.
“If you have a question about a symptom that you’re experiencing, please reach out to your doctor,” Dr. Sabari tells The CRI Blog. “We’ve been dealing with this virus for the last month and a half now. We’ve learned a lot about it. We still don’t know close to everything, but I think as a community, as we continue to work together, we’re definitely going to get ahead of this.”
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