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Care of cancer patients, in the new normal of today, faces a dual challenge.(Unsplash)

Caring for cancer patients amid Covid-19 crisis

Hindustan Times | By Dr Vineet Talwar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 12:38 PM IST
In the current scenario, caring for cancer patients is the biggest challenge for oncologists. Cancer patients usually have compromised immunity levels to fight various infections due to the disease itself and also its treatment, which involves doses of steroids, immune modulators, chemotherapy agents and radiation therapy.
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