Leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma (blood cancers)
posted by aimcro12
13 March 2020

Post stem cell transplant for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Last reply: 11 months ago

I'm 1.5 years post stem cell transplant after being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Would I still be in the high risk for COVID-19?

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commented by Cancer Nurse
16 March 2020

11 months ago

Unfortunately, you are in an at-risk group take extra care to protect yourself from coronavirus.

Think about how you can avoid crowded spaces, especially indoors. Indoor spaces are less well ventilated. The virus is more likely to spread in smaller and more crowded spaces. You should also avoid people who are unwell.

You and your family/carers should take extra care to protect yourself from coronavirus

• Stay up to date, check the Information on COVID-19 coronavirus for cancer patients and their families/carers - HSE.ie- HSE coronavirus page

•  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol hand rub

• Cover your cough, dispose of the tissue, wash your hands

• Avoid touching your face with unclean hands

• Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

• Avoid contact with anyone who is ill with a cough or difficulty breathing If you are ill, minimise contact with others, especially those who have medical conditions, are elderly or pregnant.

Phone your GP if you have any symptoms of coronavirus and are concerned

I hope this information is helpful. Please don’t hesitate to phone us on the Cancer Nurseline if you would like to talk further during this worrying time.

Regards

Cancer Nurse

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