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COVID-19 & Cancer

Delayed Cancer Screening Because of COVID-19 Fears Could Cost Lives
COVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Maurie Markman explains that missing multiple doctors’ appointments because of the COVID-19 pandemic could have a profound impact on people’s health, because of delayed diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Reasons for Optimism for Patients with Cancer Facing Another Winter with COVID-19
COVID-19 & Cancer
Although we are entering another winter with the ongoing prevalence of the coronavirus, we have come a long way since the initial outbreak. Here are some reasons for patients to be optimistic for the season.
The mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective for Most Patients with Cancer
COVID-19 & Cancer
For most patients with cancer, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. This article explains the results of the first study that evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines in patients with solid cancers, such as lung, breast, or prostate cancer.
How Patients with Cancer Can Overcome Feelings of Isolation
COVID-19 & Cancer
Patients with cancer can take a proactive role in their overall well-being by finding out what types of activities work best for them to combat feelings of isolation.
For Cancer Survivors in the COVID-19 Recovery Phase, We’ve Heard “It’s Time to Move On” Before
SurvivorshipCOVID-19 & CancerBreast Cancer
Amy Wu, breast cancer survivor and advocate, relates her experience of living with cancer through the pandemic, noting the parallels between coming out the other side of cancer and COVID-19, and how important keeping realistic expectations and finding joyful distractions can be.
Cancer Treatment Made More Difficult by the Pandemic
COVID-19 & Cancer
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of constant stress for many people, especially for patients with cancer, who have had to deal with the added burdens, delays, and disruptions caused by this worldwide phenomenon affecting all facets of our lives.
The Human Element Amid COVID-19 and Cancer
Breast CancerCOVID-19 & CancerPatient Stories
Sheryl Gundersen, who worked as a software sales professional for 35 years, became an expert in interpreting her customers’ body language. In this article, she describes how she used these skills in her personal journey with breast cancer while facing people wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saying I Love You, and Having No Regrets
Palliative CareCOVID-19 & Cancer
As a palliative care nurse, Amy Velasquez knows what it means to take care of patients and their families dealing with real pain and suffering. Here, Amy unravels her experience caring for her mom, who tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020.
Staying Up to Date on Vaccines for Patients with Childhood Cancer
COVID-19 & CancerPediatric Cancer
As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month, let’s focus on building awareness of the latest vaccination guidance and requirements to support parents of children and teens with pediatric cancer.
How are Hospitals Keeping Patients Safe During the Pandemic?
Coordination of CareCOVID-19 & Cancer
Hospitals and medical providers are following safety and cleaning guidelines and considering capacity to minimize risk of COVID-19 for patients.
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