When social distancing restrictions ease, businesses and schools will begin to re-open, and healthcare professionals can begin re-scheduling postponed appointments. How can people with cancer stay safe and minimize their risk of COVID-19 during this transition?
In this webinar, you will find answers to common questions such as:
• Is it safe for people with cancer to go out as businesses, schools and public spaces re-open?
• What are the precautions if other household members must go out?
• Is it safe for people with cancer to go back to work?
• Does wearing a face mask or gloves help minimize risk?
• When will postponed cancer treatments resume?
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Resources from the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is continuing to provide programs for people with cancer and caregivers that can be helpful if you are staying close to home or dealing with feelings of anxiety or isolation.
• Cancer Information Helpline is our national, toll-free helpline for people with cancer, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. Contact us or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
• Extensive expert information is available on our website about cancer and COVID-19. www.cancer.ca
is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.
• Peer Match
is our phone-based support system that connects people living with cancer and their caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and share ideas for coping from the unique perspective of their own cancer journeys.
• Smokers' Helpline
is available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.
If you need help immediately, please contact:
• Crisis Services Canada, 1-833-456-4566 | www.crisisservicescanada.ca
• Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868 | https://kidshelpphone.ca
• If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.