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Telephone interventions could be used to successfully treat symptoms of cancer such as fatigue, depression and anxiety, new research in theCochrane Libraryreports. This could help patients receive the care they need during the current COVID-19 pandemic when face- to- face access with medical professionals is limited.

During this unique study researchers from the University of Surrey investigated the effectiveness of interventions by offering help and support in treating symptoms of cancer. People with cancer often experience a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sexually related issues and fatigue caused by the disease