COVID-19

July 16, 2020
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Meet Ruby, your CSC cancer community navigator, here to answer your questions.  Have a concern of your own?  Please call our Cancer Support Helpline to talk with an experienced counselor or navigator: 888-793-9355

 

ASK RUBY about COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns
With the pandemic, I don’t feel comfortable being in public as a cancer patient. When can I return to my support group and other normal activities and until then, how do I deal with my feelings of sadness and isolation?

Response:

The pandemic has caused great uncertainty and anxiety. When you’re living with a chronic illness like cancer that may reduce your ability to fight off a virus, which can make this time even more distressing. 

First, talk to your doctor. Your situation is unique and your doctor will be able to provide advice tailored to your specific circumstance and health and safety needs. 

Second, many support groups— like those offered around the country by the Cancer Support Community and Gilda’s Clubs— are now available online. You can learn more on our website. 

Finally, we’re here to support you as you navigate difficult emotions. Our Helpline community navigators are available to help you process your feelings and connect you to services and resources.