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A 61‐year‐old man was referred to the haematology department with progressive lymphadenopathy and weight loss. He was receiving haemodialysis for end‐stage renal failure secondary to IgA nephropathy. He had been off immunosuppressive therapy for three years after a failed renal transplant. Needle‐core biopsy of a supraclavicular node demonstrated Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)‐positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma [EBV viral polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 4800 copies/ml; log10 3·68]. Fluorodeoxyglucose‐positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG‐PET/CT) revealed avid stage IIIs disease (left image, PET scan, and supplementary image PET/CT). Shortly after diagnosis he was admitted with breathlessness and wheeze and was diagnosed with PCR‐positive SARS‐CoV‐2 pneumonia. After 11 days of best supportive ward‐based care he was discharged to convalesce at home.
Four months later, palpable lymphadenopathy had reduced and an interim PET/CT scan revealed widespread resolution of the lymphadenopathy and reduced metabolic uptake throughout (right image and supplementary image). The EBV viral PCR had also fallen to 413 copies/ml (log10 2·62).
We hypothesise that the SARS‐CoV‐2 infection triggered an anti‐tumour immune response, as has been described with other infections in the context of high‐grade non‐Hodgkin lymphoma.
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: NightFlight
a reply to: infolurker
Not sure. All it says about the covid treatment is
No corticosteroid or immunochemotherapy was administered.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Would be interesting if we find Covid cures cancer.....think of how the narrative would flip....suddenly everyone would want it to become immune to cancer.....now that would be a twist!
originally posted by: Meldionne1
Or maybe it means that they stopped
Chemo .... And the chemo is Part of the problem
Not the cure ....and maybe ...(like rhe poster above -infolurker said )... ivermectin or other meds actually cured the cancer . Not chemo.
originally posted by: Grenade
a reply to: dug88
There are other examples of viral infections causing cancer remission. Found a few here.
I’d assume the acceleration of funding and work going into mRNA vaccines will lead to some advances in the field of immunotherapy for cancers.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Some viruses kill cancer. Maybe the reason they are so intent on getting rid of this virus is because it would reduce the need for cancer treatment, the common cold can kill cancer...but I do not know what variant of the common cold virus does that.