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September 6, 2021 | AONN+ Blog
COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on longer than we anticipated, oncology navigators need to check in with their patients to evaluate their mental health in this time of uncertainty.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented more questions than it has answers, especially when determining how it will affect cancer incidence in the future.
August 6, 2021 | AONN+ Blog
COVID-19
The coronavirus’s delta variant has presented new challenges for patients with cancer.
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.
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.
Hospitals and medical providers are following safety and cleaning guidelines and considering capacity to minimize risk of COVID-19 for patients.
Andi Dwyer, BS, shares how hesitancy around cancer screenings during COVID-19 could lead to a rise in cancer cases.
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.
Andi Dwyer, BS, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic delayed many cancer screenings for the average-risk population.
Health disparities have been put under a magnifying glass because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In episode 8 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss the role of a patient navigator in assisting patients through these disparities and crises.
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