Cancer survivorship care during COVID-19 - perspectives and recommendations from the MASCC Survivorship Study Group

May 25, 2020

Alexandre Chan, Fred Ashbury, Margaret Fitch, Bogda Koczwara, Raymond Javan Chan, On behalf of the MASCC Survivorship Study Group

Most respondents advocated for the wider use of telehealth and online platforms for post-treatment survivorship follow-up after the pandemic is resolved. Other suggestions to improve care after the pandemic included the routine use of virtual exams to observe images (e.g., mammography, CT scan), and the use of effective triaging of survivors’ needs over the phone, as well as strategies to improve the acceptability of telehealth among patients (such as the use of telehealth only after the first face-to-face appointment).