It’s flu season again. The reality is we’re facing a fall and winter with two serious viruses circulating among us. With hospitals in many states reaching capacity with COVID-19 patients, most of whom are not vaccinated, influenza patients may put additional strain on health care resources.
While the two viruses have many similarities, it’s essential to understand how they differ and what to do to lower the risk of exposure and infection. These steps are vital for cancer patients, many of whom have compromised immune systems and are at higher risk of infections and severe symptoms.
Read more to find out the issues cancer patients need to know as we enter flu season.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.