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The Voice of People With Breast Cancer

& Breast Cancer

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources and Updates for June 14th to June 20th

If you think that you may have the COVID-19 virus, you can use this self-assessment tool

COVID-19 Updates Across Canada

In case you missed it, here are some of the recent news releases related to the COVID-19 pandemic from provincial/territorial governments that may be of interest to breast cancer patients:


Prescription drugs can be filled up to a 100-day supply.

Virtual physician visits are now permanent.

Individuals can get four free non-medical masks from A&W, McDonald’s and Tim Hortons drive-thrus.


Visitor access is being restored in hospitals and health centres.

Newfoundland and Labrador

COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program was announced.

Virtual appointments can now be scheduled with a nurse practitioner.

Nova Scotia

Licensed child care centres and family daycare homes re-opened on June 15th.

Visitor access in health care centres will be gradually restored, beginning June 23rd.


Prescription drugs can be filled up to a 100-day supply.

Visitor access in residential care homes will be gradually restored.

Childcare centres across the province will begin reopening.

Non-unionized workers will have access to the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave.


Employers going back to work will have access to school-based childcare.

Eligible workers will be able to access the Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program.

Certain visitor restrictions to health care centres are being eased.

Navigating COVID-19 and Breast Cancer

As a breast cancer patient, you may worry about whether your diagnosis makes you immunocompromised, which has been shown to put individuals at high-risk of adverse COVID-19 complications. Although breast cancer itself may not directly compromise your immune system in the same way that blood cancer might, certain cancer treatments have different impacts on your immune system. In part 2 of Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Patients, we provide information as to how various cancer treatments can impact your immune system.

You can read about the Impact of Your Cancer Treatment and Management on Your Immune System in English or French.

Other CBCN Resources

CBCN has also produced the following resources on navigating COVID-19 as a breast cancer patient since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic:


Re-Opening Plans Across Canada for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast Screening Status Across Canada

Factsheet on Continuing Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis


How Handwashing and Social Distancing Can Keep You Safe

Is It Safe To Go For Cancer Treatments During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What Your Oncologist Wants You To Know During The COVID-19 Crisis

Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Patients Part 1: Delayed Surgeries and Treatments



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