In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, or any other circumstances, it is important to ensure that your cancer care continues. While appointments such as screening and diagnostic mammogram programs had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most have resumed or are working through their backlog. At the same time, some in-person appointments are possible once again. If you had an appointment or mammogram that was cancelled, make sure that you reschedule it and get seen as soon as you can. Oncologists and other healthcare professionals have taken the steps to readjust their approach to cancer care in a way that balances your risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and your risk of cancer.
That being said, it is understandable that you may still have questions on how best to navigate your cancer care. The Canadian Breast Cancer Network has produced the following resources to answer questions, and to provide reassurance, related to continuing cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Fact Sheet on Breast Cancer and the COVID-19 Virus
What Your Oncologist Wants You To Know During The COVID-19 Crisis
Is It Safe To Go For Cancer Treatments During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Patients:
Part 1: Delayed Surgeries and Treatments
Part 2: Impact of Your Cancer Treatment and Management on Your Immune System