The Unique Devastation of Cancer in a Pandemic

During a pandemic, cancer is all the more terrifying, uncertain, and lonely

Marion Renault
Elemental

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Emily Dolley had accumulated symptoms for months. Her fatigue felt unshakable, her throat often sore, and her voice increasingly scratchy. As Covid-19 peaked in Michigan, doctors dismissed Dolley’s concerns as allergies or a cold, and she was told she had to…

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Marion Renault
Elemental

Freelance science journalist. Portfolio at marionrenault.com // tweeting @marionrenault