COVID-19 and Lung Cancer
Because lung cancer compromises the immune system, take the following precautionary measures at all times:
Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, including your initial shots, potential third dose and a booster when eligible.
Make sure to wear masks.
Take other preventive measures, such as hand washing, social distancing and disinfecting.
Call your health care provider to create an personal action plan based on your specific situation.
Yes. Patients with lung cancer or lung diease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and patients who are undergoing cancer treatment may be susceptible to a more serious form of COVID-19.
Many people with mild-to-moderate symptoms recover at home by getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated. However, if you are a high-risk patient, you are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
Speak with your health care provider about treatments that will help keep you from becoming seriously ill.
Medical care should start as soon as possible after symptoms arise and a COVID-19 diagnosis is confirmed.
If you are admitted to the hospital for COVID-19, there are recommended treatments based on how severe the disease is.
It is still safe to use a nebulizer. However, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect that you have it, ask your health care provider about additional precautions you should take when using your nebulizer.