Below is some information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for people who have, or have had, cancer and their loved ones, and for people who are worried they may have cancer. This information aims to answer some of the questions you may have.
As always, it’s important to follow the advice of your doctor, nurse or other people in your medical team. You can also contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist for information and support.
Latest advice for people in Northern Ireland with cancer:
- Updated guidance on shielding in Northern Ireland
- NiCan Information for people with cancer
- Statement from oncologists and haematologists in Northern Ireland
- Government advice on social distancing and shielding vulnerable groups
- Protecting people with cancer from coronavirus when going for radiotherapy
If you are worried you have cancer:
We understand many people are anxious about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their ability to access treatment and care.
If you have any signs or symptoms of cancer, you may be worried about whether you will be able to see a GP or a specialist and get any tests you need. You may also be worried about whether it is safe to do so. Please do still contact your GP straight away.