What does it mean if my cancer surgery has been postponed?

A cancer diagnosis can be a stressful time and can be even more so during this COVID-19 situation. There may be some adjustments to the type of surgery you have, where the surgery will be performed or the timing of your surgery. Decisions to make these necessary adjustments are made by your clinical team to ensure your safety and that your treatment does go ahead. If your surgery continues to be postponed you are able to seek a second opinion from another specialist.


While some non-essential surgeries may have been suspended these are now resuming so you should talk to your treating team about what the changes mean to you.


If you have any concerns, contact your health professional or call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

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