Am I exposing myself to extra risk by coming to hospital for my regular appointments?

You might feel anxious about visiting a hospital or treatment facility at the moment if your immune system is lowered however attending your appointment is still important and hospitals are putting measures in place to reduce your risk of infection and ensure you are safe.


While many appointments for surveillance and treatment require a face-to-face meeting with your doctor, some appointments can be conducted remotely via videoconferencing or out-of-hospital where there may be less people. We would encourage you to speak to your doctor about utilising this option whenever possible.


Let your doctor know if you feel anxious about attending your regular appointments and your risk of exposure to COVID-19. You can also contact Cancer Council on 13 11 20 to chat about any concerns you may have.

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