COVID-19, Cancer, and Financial Toxicity.

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  • Author(s): Lyon D;Lyon D
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    Oncology nursing forum [Oncol Nurs Forum] 2020 May 01; Vol. 47 (3), pp. 253-254.
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      Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 7809033 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1538-0688 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 0190535X NLM ISO Abbreviation: Oncol Nurs Forum Subsets: MEDLINE
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      Publication: Pittsburgh, PA : Oncology Nursing Society
      Original Publication: New York, Oncology Nursing Society.
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    • Abstract:
      When I first started this editorial in early March, I was writing from my usual coffee shop location, and the media was starting to focus on COVID-19. The incidence of the virus was increasing across the world, and the word "pandemic"-although debated passionately at the time-was beginning to gain traction. All signs pointed to a disruption; however, the scale of that change has exceeded what most of us could have imagined in early March. Now, millions of Americans and people around the world are in self-isolation, quarantine, or lockdown. There have been roughly 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 83,000 deaths worldwide at the time of this writing (Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, 2020). Like most, with the exception of essential personnel, I am at home wondering what is going to happen next and trying to find any positive outcome to this crisis.
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      Keywords: caregiving*; coronavirus*; financial toxicity*; treatment decision making*; uninsured and underinsured individuals*
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      Date Created: 20200418 Date Completed: 20200423 Latest Revision: 20201218
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