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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.

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 cocooning to decrease your risk of getting Coronavirus (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

Information for healthcare professionals is available on hpsc.ie