When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner

FILE PHOTO: Residents walk through flood water back to their raised house during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, U.S. July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests. Cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy particularly vulnerable in disasters because they need reliable electricity for daily treatments, researchers note in JAMA. Previous research has linked […]

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