Cancer & COVID-19

By Eileen Coan, Medical Librarian

When COVID-19 first shut things down back in March, people already dealing with cancer quickly found how how much more their lives could be disrupted. Whether you were the patient, a caregiver or had suffered a recent loss, COVID-19 made any chance to gather loves ones together quite difficult. Opportunities to offer support in person were limited and attempts to find a silver lining were nearly impossible. As time has gone on, we began to see that when the world slows down and options decrease, we find a kind of peace in the letting go. We always assumed we couldn't predict the future or anticipate all possible outcomes- now we know it on a deeper level. In the land of cancer, we marveled at how everyone else seemed to be unaffected, going about their normal lives. Now we are all in an unknown land, making it up as we go.

We are offering programs to look at common feelings such as fear, to explore new stress management techniques, and to hear from the experts. Check out what is coming up.

When COVID-19 Collides with Cancer: How Return to School Impacts Home / Friday, October 9, 12:15-12:45pm/Zoom - Learn how your child's return to school can impact the family. Presented by Nicholas Dreher, MD. Click here to register.

Cancer Survivorship during COVID-19: There is No New Normal / Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:00pm/GoToMeeting - Cancer survivors are often encouraged to find their 'new normal' once treatment is over. How is that even possible when nothing is normal anymore due to COVID-19? We will explore cancer survivorship and provide strategies to make life less stressful. Click here to register

Cancer Caregiving during COVID-19 / Tuesday, November 10, 6:30-7:30pm/Zoom - Learn tips and techniques to provide support to your loved one during this stressful time. Presented by Kelsey Loushin. Click here to register.

Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays / Thursday, November 19, 6:30-7:30pm/GoToMeeting - Learn tips and tools to have a happy holiday season while coping with Cancer and COVID-19. Click here to register.

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