Slideshow: COVID-19 Pandemic Affects the Cancer Continuum

Written By:Sandy McDowell

ACS studies show how COVID-19 is affecting prevention efforts, cancer screening rates, treatment, quality-of-life, and research. 

COVID-19 took over the world in 2020 but getting reliable data to understand its effect on cancer takes time—usually 2 to 3 years using traditional population-based data sources like state cancer registries.

Until data started becoming available, researchers had to find innovative ways to gather some facts.

These slides are a sample of American Cancer Society (ACS) studies published in 2021 based on data found in both traditional and less familiar ways. They show the beginnings of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the continuum of cancer care.

Select any photo below to start the slideshow.