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Coronavirus and cancer

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

Last Reviewed: 21 Oct

Staying well while staying home

It's important that we all stay home at the moment to protect ourselves and our communities from coronavirus. Isolating at home can pose challenges to our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, so we've gathered some helpful resources and ideas for staying well while staying home.

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What research tells us about coronavirus and cancer

We have been inundated with a vast and often confusing array of information so we thought we’d try and make some sense of what research tells us about coronavirus, particularly as it pertains to cancer.

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Please note the information on this page is for general guidance. All of the detail is derived from national and international guidance. The information is not intended to replace the individual support of a medical professional. There are many different types of cancer, treatments and complications. This information is a general guide and certain forms of cancer or treatment may require more specialist guidance from a doctor.

Contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line

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 Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700.

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Cancer and coronavirus poster
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Cancer and coronavirus -what you should know
Cancer and Coronavirus - What You Should Know
A fold out leaflet detailing what you should know about cancer and coronavirus
Polish COVID leaflet
Koronawirus (COVID-19) i choroby nowotworowe
Our Polish-language version of our Cancer and Coronavirus - What You Should Know leaflet
Irish COVID leaflet
Irish COVID leaflet
Our Irish-language version of our Cancer and Coronavirus - What You Should Know leaflet