Staying Well During COVID-19
Managing day-to-day life after a breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult under normal circumstances. But the COVID-19 pandemic has added its own unique challenges, likely making it even harder to balance breast cancer treatment and self-care with your daily responsibilities.
Below, you’ll find advice from experts and real people diagnosed with breast cancer on managing daily life and staying safe while the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern.
If you or a loved one is receiving treatment for breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s all of the most important information you need to know.
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for People With Breast Cancer
Experts have recommended that most people with cancer or a history of cancer should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Still, you should talk to your doctor about whether getting vaccinated is the right decision for your individual situation. Learn more.
Special Report: COVID-19’s Impact on Breast Cancer Care
In this Special Report from Breastcancer.org, we have gathered the most important information you need to know about the impact that COVID-19 has had on breast cancer care, including why breast cancer treatment can raise the risk of COVID-19 complications, what healthcare facilities are doing to protect people, and how to get the best care possible even if your treatment plan changes. Learn more.
How to Fight ‘Caution Fatigue’ and Stay Vigilant About COVID Safety
After months of processing COVID-19 information and safety recommendations, some people are relaxing their safety practices, like wearing a mask or washing hands less frequently. This reaction is called “caution fatigue.” Learn more.
Quarantine Hacks From the Breastcancer.org Community: Tips for Coping With Anxiety and Isolation
If you are struggling with feeling isolated while spending so much time apart from friends and loved ones, you are not alone. Members of the Breastcancer.org Community are sharing their strategies for coping with anxiety and isolation. Learn more.
Breast Cancer Caregiving During COVID-19
Being a caregiver is a tough job under normal circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caregivers facing new and unexpected challenges. Learn more.
How to Stay Active During Quarantine
With people spending more time indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be hard to start or maintain a regular exercise routine. But staying active is important, particularly for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn more.
Managing Breast Cancer, COVID-19, and the Winter Blues
The winter season can be joyous and celebratory, but can also be a time of loneliness and anxiety — especially with the added isolation of COVID-19. Social workers Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, and Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FNAP, recently answered community questions about how to manage mental and emotional health during this challenging time of year. Learn more.
Breast Cancer, COVID, and the Holiday Season: Advice for Safely Connecting With Loved Ones
Social distancing has been hard on everyone, especially on people who are going through breast cancer treatment during the pandemic. With the holidays and colder weather approaching, you may be feeling tempted to celebrate indoors with people outside of your immediate household. But as hard as it may be to face, it may be safest to rethink traditional holiday celebrations this year. Learn more.
— Last updated on January 28, 2022, 10:03 PM