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I am writing to thank everyone who has worked to respond to COVID-19 and prevent its spread in the community. Avoiding exposure to this virus is especially important for people whose immune systems have been compromised.

In a recent survey, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network found that one in four patients in active treatment had experienced a delay in treatment as a result of the pandemic and one in eight were uncertain when their treatment would resume. This has left many cancer patients feeling even more isolated at this difficult time.

As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, I want to make sure that local patients and caregivers know that we are here for them. If you or someone you know has questions about COVID-19 and cancer, they can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-2345. We also continue to update our website with the latest information and guidance for cancer patients from our public health experts. Please visit www.cancer.org/coronavirus to get answers to common questions, suggestions for what to ask your health care professional or to start a live chat with one of our staff.

Cancer hasn’t stopped and neither have we.

Joey Skogrand

Shakopee

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