Coronavirus, Cancer and You

These are worrying times for everyone, especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions, such as cancer. Please follow this link to see what Cancer Research UK has to report on:-

  • coronavirus and cancer treatment
  • coping with cancer during the coronavirus outbreak
  • what to do if you have symptoms of cancer during the coronavirus outbreak
  • cancer screening and coronavirus

For many of us there are concerns that the pressures on medical workers and the necessary measures being taken in surgeries and hospitals are already having the unforseen consequence of the under-reporting of possible cancer symptoms in both new and current cases. Reasons for this include a) patients being fearful that hospitals may not be safe places to be, whether they are or not, and b) patients simply not wanting to burden an over-worked NHS.