Cancer and COVID-19

Your cancer community is here for you

We understand that those affected by cancer may be feeling heightened concern about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), so the cancer community came together to send you a message.

Cancer Council Tasmania and COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, we have had to alter the way we deliver our services and programs. You can read about the changes in our official statement.

Information and support regarding cancer and COVID-19

Cancer Council understands that Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19.

If you have cancer your immune system may not be as strong as it is normally so you may feel concerned about the risks associated with COVID-19. 

Generally, people with cancer should continue to follow any specific advice or standard precautions recommended by their health care practitioners to minimise your risk of infection, during and after treatment. 

For more information and if you need further assistance call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 for any cancer-related information and support. 

Cancer & COVID-19 Factsheets

Cancer Council has developed a factsheet with important, trusted information to help answer your questions and concerns about cancer and COVID-19.

You can download our Cancer & COVID-19 factsheet HERE.

This is also available in 12 other languages.

If you are experiencing symptoms

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of infection (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) or are aware you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus please contact your treatment team.

Useful links regarding COVID-19

We’ve compiled a list of links to assist you in finding information and support resources that might be useful for you during this time.