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A British cancer patient saw his tumors vanish after being hospitalized with severe Coronavirus, an astonishing medical report has revealed.

Amazingly, doctors think the virus could have sparked an immune system response that eradicated the tumors.

A 61-year-old, who was not named in the report, had a check up last summer after being diagnosed with Hogkin’s Lymphoma, a rare blood cancer.

The disease, which occurs when white blood cells get out of control and spread to the lymph nodes, is typically treated with chemotherapy – around 90 percent of patients are still alive five years afterward.

Just days after being told his chest was riddled with tumou]rs, and before starting treatment, he was admitted to hospital after developing severe Covid.

After making a full recovery the patient, from Cornwall, had another scan and discovered the cancer had almost completely disappeared.

Sudden remission with the condition is possible but is extremely rare. Just a couple of dozen similar cases have ever been recorded worldwide.

This most recent case has been revealed in the British Journal of Haematology.

The report explains how, after receiving a positive Covid test, the patient developed pneumonia – inflammation of the lungs caused by the virus.

He spent 11 days in hospital and was put on oxygen to support his breathing before being discharged home.

It wasn’t until weeks later that a CT scan showed his cancer had almost totally disappeared.

Dr. Sarah Challoner, one of the doctors treating cancer at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, said:

“We think Covid-19 triggered an anti-tumour immune response.”

She added that the medical team believed T-cells – which fight infections in the body – may have also attacked cancer cells, leading to the miraculous remission.

However, other clinicians warn against making early assumptions about the cause of the recovery.

Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head cancer information nurse, said: “At this stage, it’s too early to draw any conclusions from these cases – it’s quite possibly a coincidence.

“Anyone undergoing cancer treatment should continue to follow the advice of their doctors, as well as protecting themselves from catching Covid-19. And we encourage all who can to take up the vaccine.”

A report in the Italian medical journal Acta Biomedica, published last year, highlighted a similar case at Cremona Hospital in Italy.

The patient, a 20-year-old man, with non-Hodgkin lymphoma – a far more common condition – that would not respond to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

But doctors were stunned when, after suffering five days of fever and coughs from Covid-19 in early in the spring of 2020, scans showed cancer had gone.

In that case, doctors concluded: “Covid-19 infection might have played a crucial role in his remission.”

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