Cancer patient dies of COVID-related complications

June, 12/2021 - 12:03
A woman being treated for lung cancer has died of COVID-related complications. She is the 58th fatality in Việt Nam.

 

A view of National Cancern Hospital (known as K Hospital) in Hà Nội. — Photo cand.com.vn

 HÀ NỘI — A woman being treated for lung cancer has died of COVID-related complications. She is the 58th fatality in Việt Nam.

The 64-year-old who lives in Hà Nội’s Ứng Hòa District was undergoing chemotherapy at the capital’s K Hospital when she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 14.

She received treatment for the virus but because of her pre-existing illness, her immune system was weak and she failed to respond to medication.

The woman died on June 11 and her cause of death has been recorded as septic shock and pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 in lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. — VNS 

 

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