COVID-19 Resources for People With Cancer

ASCO has compiled a number of resources to help people with cancer navigate COVID-19.

Coronavirus and COVID-19: What People With Cancer Need to Know

Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 have arisen all over the world. Here’s what people with cancer and cancer survivors need to know about the disease.

Available in English, Spanish (Español), Portuguese (Português), Russian (Pусский), Arabic (العربية) (PDF)

Common Questions About COVID-19 and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) are working together to provide information about how coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) could potentially affect the health and cancer care of people diagnosed with cancer.

Available in English, Spanish (Español), Portuguese (Português), Russian (Pусский)Arabic (العربية) (PDF)

Answers to Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Julie Gralow, Chief Medical Officer of ASCO, answers common questions and concerns people with cancer have about the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.

Available in English and Spanish (Español).

COVID-19 Vaccines and People With Cancer; Download pdf for full text of infographic

Download a printable PDF of this infographic in English and Spanish (Español)

Resources for Managing Your Care During COVID-19

COVID-19 Financial Resources for People With Cancer

A list of organizations that offer financial assistance for people with cancer who are affected by COVID-19.

Managing Your Cancer Care During an Emergency

Information on how to prepare for and what to do during an emergency or natural disaster, including special considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in English and Spanish (Español).

When to Call the Doctor During Cancer Treatment

Information on preventing and identifying certain serious side effects of cancer treatment, including COVID-19 infection.  

How to Safely Keep Up With Your Cancer Screening and Care During COVID-19

Dr. Abenaa Brewster discusses why attending your scheduled cancer care and screening appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic is so important and how to do so safely. 

How People With Cancer Can Make the Most of Televisits

Dr. Carolyn Hendricks discusses the benefits of the new shift to televisits, and how people with cancer can make the most out of their time with their doctor during these appointments. 

Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatment During Social Distancing

A downloadable PDF to help people with cancer identify, track, and manage side effects at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, including links to more information. Developed by the Center for Business Models in Healthcare and the 4R Collaborative.

 

Coping With COVID-19 and Social Distancing

The Real-Life Impacts of COVID-19 on People With Cancer

Dr. Lidia Schapira, 2015–2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief, talks about the real-life impacts COVID-19 has on people who are living with, being treated for, or have survived cancer

COVID-19, Cancer, and Uncertainty: An Oncologist’s Perspective on Coping

Dr. Anthony Provenzano discusses how he’s seen COVID-19 impact people with cancer, including the uncertainty and fear the pandemic has caused and how people can cope.

Coping With the Holidays During COVID-19 and Cancer

Dr. Lidia Schapira discusses how the holiday season will differ this year for people with cancer and their loved ones, and how they can best cope with those changes.

Job Loss During Cancer: How to Cope and Continue Treatment

People with cancer who have lost their job or have had a close family member lose vital income face tough decisions. Here are tips to deal with the uncertainty that comes with a job loss and steps to take to continue cancer treatment. 

 

Research on COVID-19 and Cancer

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: The Global Impact of COVID-19 on People With Cancer

The ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program was held May 29 to May 31, 2020. Read highlights of 2 studies addressing how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people with cancer in English and Spanish (Español).

2020 National Cancer Opinion Survey: Cancer Screening and Mental Health During COVID-19, Racism and Cancer Care, and Misperceptions Around Cancer Clinical Trials

The 2020 National Cancer Opinion Survey reveals the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on cancer screening and mental health, racism’s impact on health care, and widely held misperceptions about cancer clinical trials. 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic People with Cancer: Research from the 2020 Quality Care Symposium

Research from the 2020 Quality Care Symposium underscores the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has on Black and Hispanic people with cancer