Cancer Patients Vulnerable to COVID Misinformation
For the past 2 years, oncology practitioners around the world have struggled with the same dilemma: how to maintain their patients' cancer care without exposing them to COVID-19. Regardless of the country, language, or even which wave of the pandemic, the conversations have likely been very similar: weighing risks vs benefits, and individualizing each patient's pandemic cancer plan. But one question most oncologists have probably overlooked in these discussions is about where their patients get their COVID information — or misinformation.
@harish A recent study found that adult cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID misinformation compared with healthy controls, building on an earlier finding of similar vulnerabilities among parents of children with cancer compared with parents of healthy children. It doesn't matter what you search for, there is an overwhelming level of information online.