COVID-19: What Cancer Patients Need to Know
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD, offers calming advice for cancer patients regarding COVID-19, including preventive measures, risk factors, and steps to take if patients think they may have COVID-19. Dr. Smith outlines the necessity for hand hygiene and social distancing for immunocompromised patients. She details specific types of cancer patients whose immune systems may be more at risk. And she provides guidance for patients regarding maintaining routine appointments and treatment. For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.mountsinai.org/covid19.
Chief Quality Officer for Cancer, Mount Sinai Health
System Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology; Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai