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Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prostate cancer
As of 5 June, many people with prostate cancer are understandably worried about how the coronavirus might affect them. The most important thing is to follow the advice of your healthcare team.
Current government advice is people should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste. For those cancer patients who are shielding (staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks), it's currently recommended you continue to follow the protection advice until at least the end of June 2020.
We have taken guidance from several cancer charities called the ‘One Cancer Voice’ on the most common questions that people affected by cancer are asking about the coronavirus and you can read this information here.
Cancer clinical trials - Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some clinical trials for cancer patients may stop recruiting new patients for now. Your healthcare team will continue to support and monitor you if you are part of a clinical trial. Talk to your team if you have questions or concerns about a trial you are taking part in.
Please follow GOV.UK and the NHS website for the latest information about coronavirus, including ways to reduce your risk of catching or spreading the virus.
Other useful websites:
Coronavirus and Prostate Cancer: The Facts
PCUK - Coronavirus and Prostate Cancer
CRUK - Coronavirus and Cancer - latest updates
For a useful link from the mental health charity Mind, regarding COVID-19 and your wellbeing, click here