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An update on our cancer treatments

Certain cancer treatments can temporarily weaken the immune system. This is particularly the case with chemotherapy.  As a result cancer patients are more susceptible to contracting Covid-19, and so two weeks ago we made the decision to postpone routine, planned cancer surgeries and chemotherapy for patients where the risk to the patient of postponing the treatment was less than the potential threat of them catching Covid-19.

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We were on the BBC

Our multi-disciplinary training programme, aimed at preparing doctors and nurses from across our hospitals to safely care for patients with Covid-19, was featured on BBC London News.

 

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Visiting is being suspended to keep us all safe

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As you will be aware, the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation is changing rapidly and we need to make sure we’re as prepared as possible to keep people safe. 

That is why we have updated the measures we are taking to keep our patients safe. We are seeing an increase in the number of seriously ill patients (who have tested positive for Covid-19) at our hospitals. This number will increase in the days and weeks ahead. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however we must prioritise our resources to help those who are most in need.

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We’re here to support you

We know our cancer patients will be concerned to hear some chemotherapy appointments are being delayed. This is only in non-urgent cases. Our team is there to support you, so please call if you need any advice or reassurance.

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