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Chronic Illnesses: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th May 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the people who have been advised by the Government to shield at home for 12 weeks in response to the covid-19 outbreak (a) are undergoing active chemotherapy (b) have lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy; (c) have a cancer of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment (d) are having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer; (e) are having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors; (f) have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last six months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs; (g) have severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary; (h) have severe combined immunodeficiency and homozygous sickle cell or other rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections; (i) are on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection and (j) are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

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