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Breast Cancer Treatments Don't Raise COVID Risks

Breast Cancer Treatments Don't Raise COVID Risks

THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Early in the pandemic, some were concerned that breast cancer treatments that weaken the immune system might increase a person's risk of catching or dying from COVID-19.

Now, new research shows that women who have these treatments are no more likely to become sick from the novel coronavirus or to die from it than women being treated with other cancer treatments that do not weaken immune defenses.

The study, led by researchers at NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, included 3,000 women being treated for breast cancer in New York City from February to May 2020 during the height of the pandemic.

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