Information on COVID-19 coronavirus for cancer patients and their families/carers

Last updated: 4th August 2020 at 16:58

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

People with an impaired immune system (including due to cancer treatment) are at higher risk of severe illness due to coronavirus. If you are in this group, take extra care to protect yourself from coronavirus. Encourage your family and friends to do this too.

Other general recommendations on preventing infection during your treatment continue to apply – e.g. avoid contact with others who you know to have an infection.

Continue to attend for your scheduled medical care.

You can find out about disruptions to hospital services here.

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