How did the early COVID-19 pandemic affect cancer survivors?

Cancer survivors often have high health care needs and may be vulnerable.

They are more vulnerable to the effects of economic and health care disruptions.

Declines in smoking were greater among cancer survivors than among adults without a cancer history.

Cancer is a serious disease that affects the lives of millions around the globe.

During the disease course, patients require multiple hospital visits for assessment by different clinicians.

Once diagnosed with cancer, patients need continued monitoring and support during and after treatment.

To achieve the maximum benefits for patients, these services should be working in harmony and a timely fashion, with great commitment and compliance from the patients.