For many cancer patients and cancer survivors with compromised immune systems, the novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) outbreak may likely be a source of anxiety.
However, there are many ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the coronavirus (and other flu and cold viruses):
This video by Dr Peter Lin, a family physician from Toronto, explains very well what the novel coronavirus is and how we can protect ourselves.
The most important thing for cancer patients to remember is that their risk of being exposed to the novel coronavirus is low. The risks of catching a flu virus is still much higher. If you haven't already, make sure you talk to your doctor about whether you should have the flu vaccine.
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