COVID-19 information for people affected by cancer

We understand that the current situation will be very worrying for people affected by cancer and those close to them. On this page we have included information from the NHS, the UK government and major charities relating to cancer patients and the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is important to remember that any decisions about treatment will be made by the individual patients treating clinician along with other experts where required and with the involvement of the patient.

An important message from some of our local doctors

Teenage Cancer Trust Online Survey

Everything that Teenage Cancer does is driven by the experiences of young people with cancer. With this in mind, they have created a short online survey to ask young people how they been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

They will use the information shared to help develop and provide the most relevant information, care and support. It will also help inform Teenage Cancer Trust’s wider work, helping them influence decision makers and highlight the issues that matter to young people right now.

You can complete this survey by clicking here.

If you have any questions about this survey please contact media@teenagecancertrust.org with ‘online COVID survey’ in the subject line

Advice for all people affected by cancer from NHS England & Improvement and the “One Cancer Voice” charity network

To access the guidance that has been produced by the One Cancer Voice* charities in partnership with NHS England (published 25 March 2020), please click here.

Update version published 09/04/2020.

COVID-19 information from cancer charities

  • Macmillan Cancer Support please click here.
  • Lymphoma Action please click here.
  • Bloodwise (blood cancer charity) please click here.
  • Cancer Research UK please click here.
  • Bowel Cancer UK please click here.
  • Prostate Cancer UK please click here.
  • Lymphoma Action please click here
  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation please click here.
  • Young Lives vs Cancer click here.
  • Anthony Nolan please click here
  • The Brain Tumour Charity please click here.
  • Brain Tumour Research please click here.
  • Brains Trust please click here.
  • Breast Cancer Now please click here.
  • Cancer 52 please click here.
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust please click here.
  • Ovarian Cancer Action please click here.
  • Target Ovarian Cancer please click here.
  • Teenage Cancer Trust please click here.
  • Pancreatic Cancer please click here.
  • Myeloma UK please click here.
  • Leukaemia Care please click here.
  • Leukaemia UK please click here.
  • The Eve Appeal (gynaecological cancers) please click here.
  • Shine Cancer Support (people in their 20’s, 30’sand 40’s) please click here.

For information relating to general health and wellbeing during the pandemic please click here.