Unpicking the COVID-19 extremely vulnerable category for people affected by cancer

In conjunction with NHS England and the One Voice Cancer charities, Gateway C the online cancer education platform has produced the resource: Unpicking the COVID-19 extremely vulnerable category for people affected by cancer

People with certain cancers and those who have received or are receiving certain treatments are at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19). One Cancer Voice charities (in partnership with NHS England) have confirmed the extremely vulnerable people category includes:

  • Every patient undergoing active chemotherapy
  • Patients with blood disorders who are immunocompromised but not receiving chemotherapy
  • Patients having radiotherapy for metastatic lung tumours
  • Patients having any targeted treatments (more than just antibody treatments) and anti-angiogenesis targeted drugs
  • Transplant patients (if they have had a transplant within the last 6 months, and if they are taking any immunosuppression)
  • Patients with a rare disease and that disease significantly increases their risk of infection

Full details fromGatewayC

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