Coronavirus: Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th May 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) people living with cancer and (b) their families and people who care for them during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide guidance to people (a) living with and (b) caring for people with cancer on whether they should self-isolate as a precautionary measure during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Health Service has been contacting patients that are at high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus since 23 March 2020. This will include people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment.

NHS England and NHS Improvement suggest that patients read the advice given on the NHS website which is available at the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Further advice can be found on the MacMillan website at the following link:

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/get-help/physical-help/cancer-and-coronavirus

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