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COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources for Patients and Survivors

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Care: What Patients Need to Know

People with breast cancer, survivors, and loved ones are still dealing with layers of fear and uncertainty about staying safe and healthy, getting breast cancer screening, and undergoing treatment during COVID-19. We answer common questions about COVID-19 and breast cancer, need-to-know info about COVID vaccines and mammograms, and more. This page is continuously updated.


Managing Stress During COVID-19

People across the world are facing new worries, on top of the stress and anxiety that normally come with a breast cancer diagnosis. In a video interview, Dame Lesley Fallowfield, a psycho-oncologist at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, shared research-backed insights for managing stress and staying steady through these difficult days. Read her advice for cancer patients, caregivers, and family members.


Using Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Immune System and Lower Stress

Dr. Julienne Bower, associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, and mindfulness practitioner Diana Winston discuss the benefits of meditation for breast cancer patients trying to cope with acute stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and as Mother’s Day approaches.


Leading Nutritionist Shares Tips for a Healthy, Immune-Boosting Diet

Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the most-cited nutritionist in the world, talks to BCRF about the links between nutrition and immunity and what to shop for at the grocery store to eat healthy at home.