For Grand River Hospital information about coronavirus and what to expect when coming to the hospital (click here)

Living with Cancer during COVID

This can be a worrisome time for you and your loved ones with cancer. You might have many questions about how COVID-19 can affect you or your cancer.

Here are some key messages from Cancer Care Ontario (will open new page):

  • Cancer and some cancer treatments may weaken your immune system, which means you may be at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from a COVID-19 infection.
  • You may be tested for COVID-19 during your visit to a hospital or cancer centre as a precaution or if you have symptoms.
  • COVID-19 can cause very mild symptoms (such as a cough) to severe pneumonia (lung infections). Severe symptoms can be life-threatening and need to be treated at the hospital.
  • It is important for people with cancer, as well as their family, friends and caregivers, to know how to keep themselves safe during this time.

Experiencing Cancer During COVID-19

Your Safety Matters

Keeping you safe and giving you high-quality care during COVID-19 are the top goals of your team.

Click here for COVID-19 safety information from Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.