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Last updated: 03/09/2021
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Other health conditions can put you at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. This is likely to be the case for certain cancers. This is why you should 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.
Advice for cancer patients currently on treatment
Advice for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer
Advice for volunteers who work with people with cancer
Advice for volunteer drivers who work with people with cancer
Advice for cancer patients on taking extra precautions to decrease your risk of getting COVID-19
FAQs on cocooning prior to cancer surgery or cancer treatment
Advice for cancer patients currently awaiting Coronavirus (COVID-19) test results
Help to cope with coronavirus worry when you’re living with cancer
Your Data and COVID-19
Virtual Health Clinic
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Covid-19 Vaccine for Adults with a Diagnosis of Cancer or who are receiving Cancer Treatment
Information for healthcare professionals is available on hpsc.ie