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How did the early COVID-19 pandemic have an effect on cancer survivors?

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of working-age US adults without health insurance did not change despite a rise in unemployment

Among cancer survivors in 2020, compare them to adults who do not have a history of cancer.

Among adults aged 18-64, the uninsured rate did not change significantly in 2020 despite an increase in unemployment.

The decline in smoking was greater among cancer survivors than in adults without a history of cancer.

"Our findings suggest that the pandemic may have prompted people to adopt certain healthy behaviors,

National and regional policy responses to the pandemic may have contributed to positive changes regarding financial support

Dr. Han said. "As policies relating to public health emergencies are being phased out,

Monitoring of the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survivorship is ongoing."

How did the early COVID-19 pandemic affect cancer survivors?