A World of Thanks on the eve of World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Patients suffering from lymphoma should take special care to minimize the risk of contracting Covid-19

<strong>Dr Rani Pathak Das</strong> - Guest Editor
Dr Rani Pathak Das - Guest Editor
The adverse impact of Covid-19 on patients living with co morbidities is by now a known fact. Among the high risk groups who can contract the deadly virus and even fall prey to it are those who are suffering from lymphoma and having low level of immunity. Patients with haematological malignancies like acute myeloid leukemia (AML), lymphoma and myeloma are particularly in the danger zone as these cancers weaken the immune system.
On the eve of World Lymphoma Awareness Day on 15th September, the emphasis given by the medical community has been to protect those who are at risk of infections and adverse effects of Covid-19.
Oncologists are of the opinion that patients suffering from lymphoma should take special care to minimize the risk of contracting Covid-19. Apart from observing the general Covid protocols such as keeping away from crowded places and avoiding non-essential travels, they must take measures like consuming nutritious food, boosting the immune system by lowering stress level, getting adequate sleep, moderate physical exercise which would help the lymphoma patients to protect themselves from the virus.
The theme of this year is 'A World of Thanks' implying that each individual can decide who and what s/he is grateful for. It is an opportunity to express gratitude to those warriors who help people living with lymphoma, especially during these challenging days of the pandemic.
High incidence of new cancer cases in the Northeast of India has been a real concern now. In the coming week @ Fit Northeast our readers will get to read exclusive interview based articles on the topic. There will be article on the inking of agreement on anti-cancer research collaboration between Manipur-based SuiGeneris Agronomy Private Limited and Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati to assess the efficacy of CC Tea extract on molecular pathways in lymphocytes and other blood cells of cancer patients in the Northeast. Also in store is write ups on fatigue and post-exertional symptom exacerbation in Covid and the physiotherapy know-how. An exclusive interview with health messiahs running shelter home for the specially able people in the city is also in the menu, apart from the regular health and wellness news and articles. Wish you all a beautiful week!

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