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Cancer and COVID-19

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Some types of cancer and cancer treatments can weaken your immune system and can make you more likely to get very ill from COVID-19. 

What you can do 

Before going into your appointments for cancer treatment, ask your doctor how you can help protect yourself from catching COVID-19. 

Check if any oral medications that you are taking can be sent directly to you so that you don’t have to go to the pharmacy or the clinic.

Your doctor may recommend other things that you should do to isolate yourself from others to help make sure that your treatments have the best chance of working.

“Whether you make the decision to quit smoking, choose fruit instead of your regular snack, or take some light exercise during TV commercial breaks, it’s never too late to try something new to improve your well-being.”

– John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors