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Coronavirus and breast cancer


Re: Coronavirus and breast cancer

Hi ness0203


Thanks for posting here.


Many people are wondering if treatment for breast cancer means they are more at risk of getting the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Although it’s difficult to advise on individual cases, as far as we know, the majority of people who have had breast cancer will not be at any higher risk and so can follow the advice given for the rest of the population. This includes those who had surgery and remain on hormone therapy such as tamoxifen.

Those who may be at higher risk include anyone with low immunity, such as people currently having chemotherapy or people who have had chemotherapy in the last three months. 


Our webpage has more Advice on Coronavirus for people with cancer as well as some frequently asked questions from others who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer. 


The following advice from the NHS  will help protect you and others.


If you are concerned, contact your treatment team or the coronavirus service.


We often find we can help people more by speaking to them on the phone so do call us if you’d like to talk this through further. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.


The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).


Currently our opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, and we are closed on Saturdays.


Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.


Best wishes




Breast Cancer Now Nurse


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Coronavirus and breast cancer

Hi I had a single mastectomy in October and didn't need radio or chemo but now on Tamoxifen. Now I have returned to work and work in a supermarket, with the coronavirus about do I need to self isolate thanks