When you have cancer, you and your loved ones might feel especially worried about coronavirus. This is because cancer and its treatment can lower your ability to fight infection.
Novel coronavirus, which has been raging around the world since last year, still has no intention to stop after a year. When it comes to COVID-19, many people unconsciously think of patients with shortness of breath and medical personnel wearing protective clothing. Even after rehabilitation, patients will still suffer from sequelae for a long time. It can be said that people are still pale about COVID-19. However, a recent news seems to be somewhat unexpected. After a patient with advanced cancer was infected with novel coronavirus, most of the tumors in his body miraculously disappeared.
What is coronavirus?
COVID-19 is an infectious illness caused by a new type of coronavirus. There are several types of coronaviruses. Some cause mild illnesses such as a cold, while others can be more serious and affect your breathing or respiratory system. For most people, the virus won’t cause serious problems. But for some people, the virus can have severe complications.
Coronavirus mainly spreads from person to person. This happens when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes, talks, or sings, releasing tiny droplets into the air. These droplets can reach anyone who is nearby, and they can get the virus.
Research shows that coronavirus can live up to a few days on stainless steel and plastic surfaces. But the risk of getting the virus from contaminated surfaces is very low.
According to science and technology daily, a 61 year old classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient was unfortunately infected with novel coronavirus when the cancer cells had spread to the whole body. While everyone felt sorry for him, the patient achieved a miracle four months later. Upon examination, novel coronavirus and some tumors on his body disappeared, and his body gradually recovered. However, he did not undergo chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
As soon as this news came out, it attracted the attention of many people. So the question comes: did novel coronavirus kill cancer cells?
Some experts explained the disappearance of most of the tumors in the patient from the medical level. Because the medical terms are relatively complicated, in short, novel coronavirus activates the immune response inside the body, which has anti-tumor effect. Therefore, novel coronavirus and most cancer cells in the patient were eliminated.
Another case is “oncolytic virus”. For example, a patient was bitten by a dog after suffering from cervical cancer, but the tumor disappeared after being infected with rabies virus. This is also a problem that may be considered at present. The tumor on the patient may have been dissolved by novel coronavirus.
Although medical science is constantly improving, advanced cancer is still a difficult problem that the medical community cannot overcome. When a person’s cancer develops to an advanced stage, the chances of survival are basically very slim. Therefore, many cancer patients may look for various methods to treat cancer and do not bow to their fate easily.