Cancer & COVID-19

July 16, 2020

photo of two hands holding handsThe Connections IN Health team is dedicated to supporting all those who have or are affected by cancer. We know that these are troubling times and want to make sure that you and your loved ones have the most up to date resources. This is why we have compiled the following list of resources for possible questions regarding cancer and COVID-19.

American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is committed to supporting patients, conducting research, and spreading information. On their website, you will find articles regarding the latest in COVID-19 news as it pertains to cancer patients. Specifically, you will find articles are podcasts centered around topics such as:

• Common questions about coronavirus and cancer
• Cancer screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic
• Infections in people with cancer

You can visit the American Cancer Society COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

National Cancer Institute:

Is you or a loved one a cancer patient who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19? This may make them eligible for the NCI’s COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study, or NCCAPS. This is a natural history study in which researchers follow along with those enrolled to collect medical and other information to learn about the effects of COVID-19. As a disclaimer, diagnosis and treatment are not part of this study.

To learn more about the importance of this study and whether or not you are eligible to participate, please visit the National Cancer Institute website.

Indiana University Health:

IU Health is committed to providing the highest quality care during these times. They have compiled their own resources page of frequently asked questions about symptoms and diagnosis as well as testing at their facilities. Also, on their page, you will find up to date statistics about their own COVID-19 data.

For more information visit the Indiana University Health website.

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