If you are a healthcare professional or patient and have any questions, please get in touch by emailing us at 

covid-19@cthesigns.co.uk

WEEKLY ROUND UP

Monday 7th September 2020

Each week we will be releasing a round up of the advice and support created by our wonderful charity supporters who are working around the clock to ensure people affected by cancer feel supported during these strange times.

MY LOVED ONE HAS A TERMINAL ILLNESS

Monday 27th April 2020

Living with a terminal illness or caring for someone with a terminal illness is a painfully difficult time in ‘normal’ circumstances. Yet, under the unprecedented stresses we are currently living under, this can be an even more distressing situation.

 

 

 

 

CANCER SURVIVORS MONTH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE ROLE OF C THE SIGNS

Tuesday 16th June 2020

This month is Cancer Survivors Month. This is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who have survived cancer and also to bring hope to those currently with the disease. It is so important that people with cancer and their families do not see their diagnosis as a death sentence and have justified hope.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU RECEIVED A LETTER TELLING YOU TO STAY AT HOME FOR 12 WEEKS

Monday 27th April 2020

Receiving a letter asking you to follow strict ‘shielding’ guidelines is a daunting and scary prospect. Different people will feel differently about receiving the letter. Some may feel recognised, relieved and supported. Others may feel fearful and trapped.

IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON CANCER TREATMENT

Monday 27th April 2020

What will the impact be on hospital appointments, cancer treatment, access to vital anti-cancer medication and what to do if you have symptoms during treatment.

REMEMBER, THIS IS TEMPORARY

Tuesday 7th April 2020

This is a really difficult time for everyone. In these uncertain and unprecedented times, many of us (if not all of us) are experiencing increased anxiety. Furthermore, this uncertainty is only exacerbated for people affected by cancer. Although often easier said than done, having the knowledge of some methods to increase a sense of control and reduce anxiety puts us all in a better position to look after our mental well-being. So, here are some top tips to managing coronavirus anxiety.

 

 

 

 

STAYING HOME & STAYING ACTIVE

Tuesday 7th April 2020

There are many psychological as well as physical benefits to staying active for people with cancer, even if you are self isolating at home.

THE POWER OF TALKING

Tuesday 7th April 2020

With the country on lockdown, people have more time to talk than usual. But for someone with a cancer diagnosis, conversations with friends and family can be difficult to navigate.

I AM A CANCER PATIENT – HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF?

Friday 27th March 2020

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. The most common symptoms are the recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature (above 37.8 °C). There are a number of steps people with cancer can take to protect their health.

PLANNING AHEAD FOR AN EMERGENCY AS A VULNERABLE PERSON

Friday 27th March 2020

If you provide vital support to a vulnerable person it is important to make an emergency plan in the event you are unable to provide care. For tips on how to create an emergency plan and how to reduce the risk of an emergency occurring.

I AM WORRIED I HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CANCER, SHOULD I SEE MY GP?

Friday 27th March 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its consequences have left many unsure of how best to access health care for non-virus related health issues. If you are worried you have symptoms that could indicate a possible cancer it is important that you do not ignore this.

A FAMILY MEMBER I LIVE WITH HAS RECEIVED A LETTER IDENTIFYING THEM AS EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PROTECT THEM?

Friday 27th March 2020

Certain cancer patients are at risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract the coronavirus infection. It is important for family members, friends and carers to be aware of how to protect someone with cancer who they are in close contact with.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – PRIMARY CARE CANCER UPDATE

Friday 27th March 2020

Cancer patients have been recognised as an extremely vulnerable group requiring ‘shielding.’ NHSE have provided guidance to General Practice on how to manage these patients and changes to the 2-week-wait pathway, which cancer patients are at most risk and what you need to be telling patients with respect to treatment and ongoing management.