Resources for coping with COVID-19
COVID-19, also called the coronavirus, has caused stress and uncertainty for people around the world. Many people in our communities are worried about the risks to their health because of underlying conditions, such as a weakened immune system as a side effect of breast cancer treatments. Some are also wondering how to cope with weeks in the home avoiding human contact or going out for necessary appointments, such as treatment.
Know that you are not alone. LBBC is here to keep you informed during the COVID-19 outbreak and to support your mental health. We'll share new resources as more information becomes available.
Resources for COVID-19
Many people in active treatment for early-stage or metastatic breast cancer have weakened immune systems as a result of breast cancer treatments. There’s also the health-related anxiety you could feel around the constant COVID-19 news and the effects of distancing from other people. Here are some of LBBC’s specific resources about COVID-19.
- Questions about coronavirus and breast cancer with Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO
- Metastatic breast cancer and COVID-19 anxiety with Pamela Ginsberg, PhD
- Managing stress during COVID-19 with Pamela Ginsberg, PhD
- Getting breast cancer treatment during COVID-19 with Pallav Mehta, MD
- Call our helpline to talk to a peer
- COVID-19: Steps to take for people with breast cancer
Resources to manage stress and anxiety
Much of the advice LBBC shares about protecting your mental health through breast cancer treatment and beyond will continue to serve you well in dealing with about the uncertainties of COVID-19 and social distancing. Now is a good time to discover or revisit this helpful content. Where needed, think how you can change things while avoiding contact with others, such as using online support groups, reaching people through phone and video calls, and finding ways to exercise in your house.
Other helpful resources for anxiety and COVID-19
Many other outlets are sharing valuable information on how to cope with the anxiety and stress of COVID-19 news and prevention. LBBC shares our favorite content from trustworthy sources to help you find advice that is most helpful to you.