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Long COVID Risk May Be Especially High for Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients who are infected with COVID-19 are left with lingering symptoms.

A new study, published Feb. 7 in eLife, found that more than half of cancer patients develop long COVID, and women were especially at risk.

“Although cancer patients fall into a higher COVID-19 risk group there is limited data on PASC in cancer patients and how it affects their progression, care and treatment,” said lead author Dr. Anne-Marie Chaftari, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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What Are Seasonal Allergies?

More than 67 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. But, what is an allergy? What is an allergic reaction? What are common allergy symptoms? What allergy treatments are available?

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What is Pollen?

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your eyes and skin.

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