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Coronavirus and cancer

Information and advice concerning the coronavirus for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families

Active treatment for cancer can reduce the effectiveness of the immune system during therapy and for a short time afterwards. People who have weakened immune systems are at greater risk of getting infections such as the common cold and flu as well as COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.   

For more information about coronavirus and cancer
Contact a Cancer Nurse

If you or someone in your life is undergoing cancer treatment and are concerned about the coronavirus, you can speak confidentially to an Irish Cancer Society Cancer Nurse through the Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700, at your local Daffodil Centre, or through our online form.