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Healthcare TributeJoe Dziobek
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Navigating Life During COVID-19

COVID-19 and Cancer: A Caregiver's Perspective


December 10, 2020 | Updated January 20, 2021

Vaccines for Cancer Patients and Survivors: What We Know

Medically Reviewed By: Nicolas C. Issa, MD

This article explores the safety and effectiveness of the recently FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine and developments for the cancer population. Read at Dana-Farber.

December 1, 2020

How Nurses Can Combat Compassion Fatigue

Medically Reviewed By: Jackie Murphy, EdD, RN, CPN, CNE, Mallorie Resendez Bassetti, CNM, MSN & Emma Leigh Geiser, RN

Learn what compassion fatigue is and how you can prevent or deal with fatigue. Read at NurseJournal.

November 23, 2020

Navigating Cancer, COVID-19 and Holiday Celebrations

By: Martha Carlson

The holiday season is going to look a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Cancer patients and survivors are at increased risk for complications if they contract the virus, so it is important to stay safe, which may mean spending the holidays alone. Read at CURE.

November 19, 2020

The COVID Cold Chain: How a Vaccine Will Get to You

A vaccine logistics expert explains how millions of frozen vials will be widely distributed

By: Mark Fischetti

This article outlines the most probable scenario for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available for distribution. There is a challenging distribution process for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines dubbed the "cold chain." Read at Scientific American.

August 24, 2020

Tips for Managing and Addressing Depression During COVID-19

Medically Reviewed By: Natalie Alas, LICSW; Nancy Borstelmann, LICSW, MPH; and Molly Reed Williamson LICSW, MSW, of Dana-Farber's Adult Social Work Program

A team of social workers from Dana-Farber have compiled a list of tips that can be followed to help manage stress and depression that may develop in cancer patients and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read at Dana-Farber.

July 2, 2020

The Dreaded 'C' Words: Cancer and COVID-19

Incessant and challenging these diseases demand our equal attention in our lives.

By: Khevin Barnes

Male breast cancer survivor Khevin Barnes writes on the importance of acknowledging both cancer and COVID-19 as neither one goes away in the presence of the other. Read at NBC News.

May 26, 2020

Cancer hospitals like Memorial Sloan Kettering fight cancer and the coronavirus at the same time

By: Kit Ramgopal, Cynthia McFadden and Kevin Monahan

This article recounts the inspiring story of a young woman fighting stage four appendix cancer, sepsis, and coronavirus. Hospitals including Memorial Sloan Kettering have had to adjust to treating cancer patients and individuals with coronavirus. Read at NBC News.

May 19, 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Outpatient Visits: A Rebound Emerges

By:  Ateev Mehrotra, Michael Chernew, David Linetsky, Hilary Hatch, and David Cutler

In this article, the authors discuss the change in the delivery of outpatient care due to COVID-19 and the resulting decline of in-person visits. Read at The Commonwealth Fund.

May 4, 2020

Routine cancer screenings have plummeted during the pandemic, medical records data show

By: Rebecca Robins

Data released by Epic, electronic medical records vendor, shows that screenings for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancer have all decreased by up to 94% since March. The article expresses concern for a rebound as states reopen in future stages. Read at STAT News.

April 28, 2020

Patients with certain cancers are nearly three times as likely to die of covid-19, study says

By: Laurie McGinley

A recent study found that individuals with blood or lung malignancies, or metastasized tumors have higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than those without cancer. Read at The Washington Post.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Diary Day 12: The Challenge of Continuing Clinical Trials

By: Don S. Dizon, MD

Dr. Dizon discusses the impact of COVID-19 on cancer services, including the opportunity to continue and join clinical trials. Read at Medscape.

March 31, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised?

Medically Reviewed by Joseph H. Antin, MD

The CDC released that immunocompromised individuals are at high-risk for COVID-19. This article explains what it means to be immunocompromised, and what immunocompromised individuals can do to protect themselves during COVID-19. Read at Dana-Farber.

March 23, 2020

FAQs for Cancer Patients on the Coronavirus 

Medically Reviewed By: Candace Hsieh, RN; Sarah Hammond, MD; Craig Bunnell, MD, MPH

This article answers common questions that cancer patients have in relation to COVID-19. Read at Dana-Farber.

March 10, 2020

Does vaping make you more susceptible to coronavirus?

By Christina Capatides

The number of teens and young adults vaping has been rapidly rising and the fact that young adults with no preexisting health conditions but who vape are ending up in the hospital suggests that it may make one more susceptible to coronavirus. Read at CBS News.

February 26, 2020

Four Things Patients with Cancer Should Know About Coronavirus 2019

By Conor Killmurray

This article provides information that cancer patients should know regarding COVID-19 to ensure their safety. Read at CURE Today.