Health & Wellness

How Can The Coronavirus Affect Cancer Patients And Seniors?

Marty Griffin gets answers straight from the head of University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Cancer Center.

As the country deals with a growing wave of newly diagnosed cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) many people are asking questions about who is most at risk. The main groups identified by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems.

What does that mean for people who've recently undergone treatment for cancer? What does chemo and radiation do to your immune system?

Sparkt CEO Marty Griffin took those questions to Dr. Robert Ferris, Director of UPMC's Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Ferris lead the team that treated Marty when he battled HPV-related throat cancer.

These questions are especially pertinent to Marty who has shared his own cancer battle and recovery process here on Sparkt.

You can follow Marty's Journey by following the link here.

The man leading the U.S. government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic is Dr. Anthony Fauci. This was his response when asked why seniors are among those in the most danger.

How can you start something good?

Where to find the latest information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Resources from the Centers for Disease Control

Resources from National Institutes for Health

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