Stem cell transplants are an important treatment option for people with blood cancer. However, having a weakened immune system may also increase your risk of COVID-19. Your doctor will discuss both the benefits of the stem cell transplant but also your individual risk. A transplant can affect your immune system so it is possible your doctor will choose to delay your transplant if they believe this will provide the best outcome for you.
If you are concerned, you should speak to your treating team to make sure you understand what factors your treatment team has considered. Please also remember that our 13 11 20 information and support number is available if you need practical or emotional support during this time.
The Leukaemia Foundation has more information that could help you here.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.