At Broseley, Prostate Cancer UK is our chosen key charity and with 65 male builders, it is a cause close to our hearts. It kills one man every 45 minutes, and is a bigger killer than breast cancer. Look back at first blog on this charity, which we posted on April 6th, 2018.
To learn more, visit prostatecanceruk.org, or give them a call on 0800 074 8383.
We’ve looked at just 3 of the main questions and issues that may cause complications in people affected with both Coronavirus and Prostate Cancer.
Q. I’m having treatment for prostate cancer. Am I at increased risk if I get Coronavirus?
A. The infection could be severe for certain people if they are having chemo-therapy or using trial drugs that affect the immune system. It’s important to follow expert advice and the government’s guidance.
Q. Will I have my prostate cancer treatment as usual?
A. The NHS is continuing to provide cancer treatment and has taken steps to make sure necessary drugs are still available. At some point, hospitals may need to prioritise certain patients, and appointments and check-ups may happen over the phone.
Q. I’ve had, or am having, radiotherapy. Am I at increased risk of Coronavirus?
A. External beam radiotherapy shouldn’t affect your immune system. It won’t increase your risk of more severe symptoms if you do catch it.
For further information and details to this, and many more questions and answers, visit their website as above, or call their specialist nurses.
To donate on-line: prostatecanceruk.org or call 0800 082 1616.
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