“COVID-19 Vaccines and People with Cancer,” a new infographic from Cancer.Net, answers common questions and addresses concerns people with cancer have about COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Designed to be printed and shared with patients and caregivers, the infographic highlights the increased risk people with cancer face from COVID-19, the protection provided by vaccines, and the importance of vaccination for patients with cancer and the people who care for them.
The infographic comes as a new study in JCO Oncology Practice found that that older patients with B-cell malignancies and SARS-CoV-2 infection who are undergoing cancer treatment are at increased risk of death compared to other patients with cancer. Tobacco use (current or former) also was found to increase risk of death compared to patients who never smoked with cancer and SARS-CoV-2. The study was conducted using patient outcomes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry.
More patient information on cancer and COVID-19 is available at Cancer.net/COVID19.
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