WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Battling cancer is tough in normal times, but many U.S. cancer survivors are concerned the coronaviruspandemic will interfere with their care and put their health at risk, a new study finds.

"This study demonstrates the importance of clear communication between health care providers and patients experiencing concerns and uncertainties that may affect mental health during the pandemic as the care provision landscape continues to change," lead researcher Corinne Leach said in an American Cancer Society news release. She is a senior principal scientist at the organization.

The data came from survey responses from more than 1,200 cancer patients and survivors. It was conducted March 25 to April 8, 2020 in the 2019-2020 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Survivor Views Panel.

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