Researchers who studied health related topics and the impact of COVID found that despite an increase in the unemployment rate in 2020 (increased by 43% among cancer survivors) the rate of uninsured cancer survivors aged 18–64 years remained relatively stable at 8%, compared to 8.8% in 2017–2019.

Additional study findings showed a decrease in insufficient sleep among cancer survivors by 43% to 39% and smoking by 22% to 19%.

MedScape says that given the considerable upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers wanted to explore how cancer survivors, in particular, were affected during the first year of the pandemic.

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