How have cancer patients been coping during the pandemic?

Patient navigators at Hospital Umum Sarawak. Photo: Cancer Research Malaysia

While the Covid-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, breast cancer patients – particularly those from lower income groups – were especially vulnerable during the movement control order (MCO) period.

A survey of over 200 breast cancer patients from three hospitals was conducted under the Patient Navigation Programme (PNP), a collaboration between Cancer Research Malaysia and the Ministry of Health and their community partners.

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