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People with cancer need nursing support to cope with the psychological toll of COVID

When social restrictions are eased the well-being of people with the disease will be vital

When social restrictions are eased the well-being of people with the disease will be as important as ever

During the COVID-19 pandemic many people with cancer have welcomed opportunities to access support online, especially if they feel too unwell to access it in person. Nevertheless, meeting online is often less effective in relationship building than meeting face to face, particularly for newly diagnosed patients.

In a recent Macmillan Cancer Support survey , 9% of people who had been diagnosed with cancer but had yet to begin treatment said that their cancer had progressed or their symptoms had got worse as a result of the coronavirus disruption.

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