Multifactorial Effect of Covid-19 in Cancer Patients

Zhaklina TRAJKOVSKA-ANCHEVSKA
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Abstract


The new coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly globally and has been identified as an emergency that implies international concern. The World Health Organization declared the condition a pandemic, which began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. This zoonotic coronavirus has prompted many scientists to study it in order to accurately define the mechanisms of infectivity and the rate of human-to-human transmission. Covid- 19 is a deadly virus, manifesting in atypical pneumonia and resulting in a variety of unusual survival outcomes. Cancer patients may be immune-compromised due to the underlying malignancy and are considered to be twice as likely to be infected with Covid-19. Malignant pathology is complex and results in multisystem symptomatology. Hence the challenge of considering the multifactorial impact of coronavirus in cancer patients, causing consequences for their psychological, social, emotional, and cognitive status, as well as a different allocation of resources and a new approach to monitoring them.

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Trajkovska-Anchevska, Z. (2021). Multifactorial effect of Covid-19 in cancer patients. The Eurasia Proceedings of Health, Environment and Life Sciences (EPHELS), 3, 39-43.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.55549/ephels.22

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