Cancer & COVID-19

By Eileen Coan, Medical Librarian

When COVID-19 first shut things down back in March 2020, 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. 

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