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Sam Benjamin, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Upstate Cancer Center
Sam Benjamin, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Upstate Cancer Center

COVID-19 precautions can be complicated for people with a history of cancer

As businesses reopen and more people venture out in public, how safe are things for cancer patients, who are at increased risk for COVID-19? Upstate medical oncologist Sam Benjamin, MD, explains the vulnerabilities of a compromised immune system and how the risk varies among people based on their age and underlying medical conditions, their treatment and other factors. He encourages visits to open-air spots, such as parks, as long as precautions to minimize transmission risk are followed. He also provides guidelines for people who share living quarters with someone who has cancer.
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