The coronavirus is a flu-like virus. It causes an illness called COVID-19. People with cancer and their families might feel especially worried about the coronavirus virus outbreak. Cancer and its treatment can lower your ability to fight infection. So people with cancer are among those at higher risk of complications.
You might be worried about how the coronavirus outbreak will affect cancer treatment, care and support. If you’re worried you have cancer, you should still contact your GP and go for any tests you need.