Mesothelioma Patients with Coronavirus: Artificial Intelligence to Provide Best Treatment Plan
Mesothelioma patients are vulnerable to the coronavirus due to their poor immune response. Artificial intelligence can provide information used to treat cancer patients diagnosed with coronavirus. Hospitals have access to real-time data from cancer patients. Artificial intelligence uses this data to predict the severity of the patient’s risk. And, it can help physicians alter or change their treatment plans. A mix of treatment therapies can heal mesothelioma patients with coronavirus. Artificial intelligence can predict a patient’s treatment plan to increase survival rates. Coronavirus Disrupts Normal Treatment Plans The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos throughout the world. The key threat of the coronavirus is in immune-compromised mesothelioma patients. Their weakened immune response makes them weak and at risk. Oncologists and their … Continue reading Mesothelioma Patients with Coronavirus: Artificial Intelligence to Provide Best Treatment Plan
COVID-19 Vaccine May Help Mesothelioma Survivors Avoid Serious Side Effects
Several new studies illustrate the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for malignant mesothelioma patients and survivors. They suggest that people with mesothelioma would do well to find out the rules for vaccination in their state. In one study, cancer patients who contracted the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) infection developed serious neurologic symptoms. These symptoms are rarely seen in healthy people who get the illness. Another study showed cancer survivors were more likely to get severely ill or die from SARS-CoV-2. The study says this is because they tend to have more underlying medical conditions. An article published in Cancer Discovery found that people with cancer die of SARS-CoV-2 at a rate twice as high as those without cancer. The COVID-19 vaccine may … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine May Help Mesothelioma Survivors Avoid Serious Side Effects
COVID-19 in Mesothelioma Patients: Case Highlights Unusual Symptoms
There’s evidence that the symptoms of COVID-19 in mesothelioma patients may sometimes be different than in other people. Pakistani doctors say one of their mesothelioma patients developed stomach distension as a result of the coronavirus. The man also complained of severe abdominal pain. The case highlights the need for doctors and patients to watch for unusual symptoms of COVID-19 in mesothelioma patients. The Danger of Coronavirus for Asbestos Cancer Patients SARS-CoV2 is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In most symptomatic people, COVID-19 causes respiratory symptoms. Some people just get the sniffles while others develop severe breathing problems. People with pleural mesothelioma may be at special risk from the virus. Their lungs are already compromised by the cancer. Breathing problems are … Continue reading COVID-19 in Mesothelioma Patients: Case Highlights Unusual Symptoms
Pandemic-Related Mesothelioma Treatment Delays Could Impact Outcomes
Mesothelioma treatment delays that happened because of the COVID-19 pandemic will probably impact survival rates for some patients. A new study of Canadian lung cancer patients found that more than half of them stopped or delayed treatment because of concerns about the virus this spring. Pleural mesothelioma is a lung-related cancer. Like lung cancer patients, mesothelioma patients face a higher risk of virus-related complications because they already have breathing problems. But mesothelioma is also a fast-growing cancer. Most patients get several kinds of treatment at the same time. Mesothelioma treatment delays may give tumors a chance to grow unchecked. A Catch-22 for Mesothelioma Patients Mesothelioma patients and others with lung diseases have had to make some difficult decisions because of … Continue reading Pandemic-Related Mesothelioma Treatment Delays Could Impact Outcomes
Managing Mesothelioma During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Guidelines
New guidance suggests that patients should continue to receive treatment for malignant mesothelioma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two new reports include recommendations for hospitals to keep vulnerable patients safe. COVID-19 is especially dangerous for people with lung-related cancers like pleural mesothelioma. Their immune systems are not as strong as healthy people and their lungs are already damaged. But two new reports suggests that it may be even riskier to put off treatment for lung cancers like mesothelioma during the COVID-19 pandemic. How the Virus Could Impact Lung Cancer Patients Both of the new reports come from researchers in Pennsylvania. They focus on people with lung cancer rather than mesothelioma. But pleural mesothelioma is also a lung-related cancer. It carries many … Continue reading Managing Mesothelioma During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Guidelines
Social Distancing for Mesothelioma Patients: Unexpected Upside?
As concern about the novel coronavirus spreads around the world, there could be an unexpected upside to social distancing for mesothelioma patients. Social distancing is the recommendation that people not gather in larger groups. Even in smaller settings, the CDC recommends that people stay at least six feet apart from one another to avoid spreading the virus. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by the virus SARS-CoV2. Because humans have not yet built up immunity to SARS-CoV2, it is more likely to make them sick. Mesothelioma patients may have even lower resistance to disease. This is why social distancing for mesothelioma patients is especially important. As people become more aware of the threat to themselves at others, they are less … Continue reading Social Distancing for Mesothelioma Patients: Unexpected Upside?