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Coronavirus in Texas

Cancel chemo or risk compromised immune system? Cancer patients and oncologists confront coronavirus challenges

To combat coronavirus, hospitals and medical providers were told to cancel procedures and surgeries that aren't urgent. But cancer patients facing delayed chemotherapy treatments say the stakes are higher for them.

A doctor cares for a patient at MedSpring Urgent Care clinic on South Lamar Boulevard and Barton Springs Road in Austin.
Susan Carson of Dallas wears a bandage from a previous surgery to remove skin cancer, but when a recent biopsy came back cancerous, the doctor's office refused to schedule her surgery.

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