ACS has resources specific to how COVID-19 can affect people with cancer, including answers from experts, questions for you to ask your health care team and tips on staying active and eating healthy while self-isolating. You can also contact ACS with questions on its 24-hour help line at 800-227-2345 or via live chat.
Regularly updated in both English and Spanish, Cancer.net’s resources include a guide to protecting yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic and making decisions about the continuation of your health care during uncertain times.
Though CancerCare’s patient support groups now meet remotely, the organization still has many telephone and online support groups in addition to online Connect Education Workshops. CancerCare is also still accepting applications for financial assistance.
In addition to its specific resources about COVID-19, the Cancer Support Community has extended the hours of its Cancer Support Helpline during the pandemic. Call 888-793-9355, or visit the site to chat in English or Spanish with counselors and resource specialists.
The CDC website, which is updated daily with information about the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, has guidance for people at higher risk for severe illness and tips on what to do if you are sick or caring for someone at home who is unwell.
See something fishy on Facebook? FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control page is regularly updated to debunk myths and misrepresentations about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, find links to trusted sources here.
NCI offers a searchable database of organizations offering many different types of services for people living with cancer, including financial aid, counseling and support groups. Also, check out NCI’s information about what people with cancer should know about COVID-19.
NCCS’s blog is constantly updated with news related to cancer survivors’ concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential to affect their lives. NCCS is working with the American Society of Clinical Oncologists to bring readers the best, most up-to-date information.
NCCN has scientifically reviewed, regularly updated info about COVID-19, including visitor policies, a fact sheet for people with cancer and a self-care guide for oncology health care professionals, who also need to stay safe and healthy.