Covid-19 is a major cause of concern for all cancer patients and social isolation can make an already difficult time even worse. Director of the Cancer Council NSW, Annie Miller, assures patients and their carers that support is available.
Cancer Council NSW wants to remind people affected by cancer that there are support services available for those who are needing to stay home due to coronavirus risk.
Cancer brings with it a huge emotional and mental burden for both patients and their loved ones. Being isolated from friends and family can make these feelings worse, but there is still remote support available for those in need.
Anyone affected by cancer and in need of support should reach out to our 13 11 20 Information and Support line (available 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) and speak with one of our trained health professionals.
Patients and carers can also remotely access our cancer information webinars and podcasts at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/cancer-information/, or discuss their cancer issues on our Cancer Council Online Community at https://onlinecommunity.cancercouncil.com.au/.
These are hard times for cancer patients and carers but we want you to know that Cancer Council NSW is here to support you.
Annie Miller is Director, Cancer Information and Support Services, Cancer Council NSW