Long-term Consequences of Delayed Cancer Screenings

As we begin to move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are long-term consequences of the delay in cancer screenings that need to be addressed immediately.

Assisting Patients in Timely Cancer Screenings

Oncology navigators can help their patients feel comfortable to come in for cancer screenings by educating them and empowering them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.

How are Hospitals Keeping Patients Safe During the Pandemic?

Hospitals and medical providers are following safety and cleaning guidelines and considering capacity to minimize risk of COVID-19 for patients.

Hesitancy Around Cancer Screenings During COVID-19

Andi Dwyer, BS, shares how hesitancy around cancer screenings during COVID-19 could lead to a rise in cancer cases.

Cancer Rates in 2021

Patients who delayed their cancer screenings due to the pandemic are now joining patients who were scheduled for screenings in 2021, leading to a large patient volume for institutions to consider.

COVID-19 Impact on Cancer Screenings

Andi Dwyer, BS, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic delayed many cancer screenings for the average-risk population.

Trauma and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique situation where compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma are affecting healthcare workers on a daily basis.

How COVID-19 has Shaped Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telehealth in the United States. Jennie Crews, MS, MMM, FACP, shares how the pandemic has helped break down some of the legal and restrictive barriers telehealth was facing.

The Future of Telehealth

The widespread adoption of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown benefits to providers, patients, insurance companies, and government entities. There is action being taken to ensure telehealth can operate in the future, but there are still many unknowns on how telehealth can be incorporated in oncology moving forward.

The Benefits of Telehealth for Providers and Patients

Telehealth has benefited patients and caregivers by offering convenient care at home that reduces costs and time spent traveling. For providers, telehealth is a unique opportunity to connect with a patient differently and is a convenient way to offer a service outside of a clinic setting.