Extreme Measures in Mayabeque with Cancer Patients in the Face of Covid-19

Extreman medidas en Mayabeque con pacientes oncológicos ante la Covid 19.
Extreme measures in Mayabeque with oncological patients in the face of Covid 19. Photo: Archive.

Mayabeque, Cuba: In Mayabeque, measures are extremed with the more than six thousand cancer patients registered in the province. These people are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19.

The Head of the Department of Oncology of the General Teaching Hospital Leopoldito Martínez, located in the province, Licentiate Maidarelys Echevarría Martínez, refers that they reinforce hygienic measures with these patients because they are immunosuppressed by the treatment they receive.

The world day to fight cancer, which runs until March 31, this time has a different approach due to the epidemiological situation in the country.

It is a campaign to reflect on our individual responsibility. Self-care along with an early diagnosis saves lives.

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