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are there extra precautions that cancer survivors should take to prevent themselves from getting covid? is following the general public health recommendations issued by the cdc sufficient?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Covid precautions: Follow the guidelines. If you are in remission and not on chemo, your risks aren't any greater than the general public.
Answered on Apr 25, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Maintain your health: Follow regular recommendations. If undergoing chemo or severely immunocompromised may need to isolate a great deal. Wash hands often with warm water & soap for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth unless hands have just been washed. Use a face covering or mask when in public. Practice social distancing – stay at least 6 feet from others (outside of family you live with).
Answered on May 29, 2020

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