COVID and Cancer November 2022 Update

As the COVID news continues to change daily, it’s difficult to sort through and understand the implications of the vast amount of
information available. Esteemed Dr. Cardinale Smith, oncologist and palliative medicine physician, will share her expertise and help
our oncology patients figure out how to safely navigate pandemic life.
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), Palliative Medicine, and Director
of Quality for Cancer Services at Mount Sinai Health was one of the Top 40 Inspirational Leaders under 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
00:00 - Start
02:19 - Where we currently stand with the pandemic
07:14 - Testing - How often should you be testing for COVID
09:43 - Home versus PCR test
11:29 - Current guidelines (as of November 2022) for quarantine when testing positive
13:02 - Defining "immunocompromised" for cancer patients and survivors
14:43 - Treatments to reduce COVID severity?
17:15 - Actions to take if you are positive and immunocompromised
19:04 - How long are you immunocompromised for after ending treatment?
19:28 - Is Paxlovid FDA approved?
24:11 - Should i be getting a flu-shot with my COVID booster?
27:42 - Immune boosting techniques
30:37 - Importance of sleep
31:14 - Friend tests positive after a party, what do you do?
32:32 - Best way to quarantine in tight living spaces
33:46 - How accurate is the expiration date on the COVID tests?
38:16 - Are there other integrative medicines to help with everything
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