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The ability to receive cancer care through phones and video is changing the experience. But does telehealth worsen health disparities?
Patient surveys show that more people with cancer undergoing radiotherapy prefer telemedicine to in-person visits.
COVID-19 has led to increased use of telemedicine, but it’s not suited for all patients or all situations.
Efforts to reach patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to both setbacks and new innovations in cancer screening.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned virtual health from a niche service into a mainstay of modern medicine. But it’s not working for everyone.
The pandemic raises new concerns, but it may also lead to long-lasting improvements.
Delays in screening, diagnosis and treatment could lead to poorer outcomes.
A patient’s guide to mastering a telemedicine visit with your oncologist or other medical providers.
Telemedicine can be more cost effective and convenient than routine office visits.
Shirin Bajaj, MD, veered towards cancer research after the loss of her grandmother to the disease.
A greater use of telemedicine has emerged as one of the positive changes that could be continued after the pandemic has passed.
Participants also reported improvements in quality of life
Recent policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic have reduced barriers to telehealth access.
“Once you become comfortable with virtual visits, you can feel just like you’re in the clinic — while in the comfort of your own home."
Patients, doctors and researchers triage, tweak, pivot and try not to panic during the COVID-19 pandemic
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