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Cancer and COVID-19

COVID-19 is especially difficult for Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends. If you have cancer, your immune system may not be as strong as it is normally, and you may be at higher risk of infection with COVID-19.

To minimise your risk during and after treatment, you should continue to follow any specific advice or standard precautions recommended by your treatment team. This is on top of general advice that has already been released by the State and Federal Governments.

Call our experienced cancer nurses on 13 11 20, many of who are practicing oncology nurses, for information and support to help ease your COVID-19 concerns, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with support services across the state.

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COVID-19 and your health

Learn how COVID-19 can affect your health, cancer treatment and more.

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COVID-19 vaccination

Information about the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer.

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Don't delay

People with signs of cancer, may not be contacting their GPs to discuss new symptoms. 

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Hospital visitor restrictions

Practical tips and advice for patients and carers

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Telehealth for patients and carers

Learn how to get the most out of your telehealth consultation.

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Our support services and COVID-19

Find updates on our support services at this time.

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Find answers to common questions about COVID-19 from Cancer Council Australia.

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Cancer treatment FAQs

Information from the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network. 

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Information in other languages

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 and cancer in 12 different languages.

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Smoking and COVID-19

Learn about risk factors, complications and more from Quit Victoria. 

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COVID-19 for health professionals

Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and support services for your patients.

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Cancer and COVID-19 vaccine survey

Cancer and COVID-19 vaccine survey.

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