Cancer in the time of Covid and war – A psychological review

Szikszay Luca
Dél-pesti Centrumkórház–Országos Hematológiai és Infektológiai Intézet, Onkológiai Osztály Hospice-részleg, Budapest

People living with cancer have had to face many challenges in their everyday lives. However, the Covid-19 pandemic and then the Russian-Ukrainian War have brought them even more trials. The virus and the war have shaken their basic physical security and needs. In such a period, psychological support for vulnerable populations is extremely important, as anxiety and depression disorders can develop on the basis of continuous uncertainty, worry and social isolation. This psychological review article is intended to provide guidance to cancer patients or anyone who feels overwhelmed by the fear of the virus, social issues and does not know where to ask for help.

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