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HealthCast Season 1 Episode 30 13m listen

How Can Tech Support Counseling for Cancer Survivors Amid COVID-19?

Technology plays a critical role in addressing significant mental health challenges for cancer patients during the pandemic.

Many people rely on virtual capabilities to access mental health services during the pandemic. For cancer patients and survivors, these services are especially helpful to limit person-to-person interactions and prevent the risk of severe COVID-19-related health outcomes. Dr. Emily Tonorezos, the director of the office of cancer survivorship at the National Cancer Institute, sees the impact COVID-19 has had on cancer survivors and their mental health. In this episode, she shares how technology is supporting these necessary services.

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