If your cancer means you’re more at risk
The cancer you have, or the kind of treatment you are receiving for cancer, could mean you are more at risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to get the COVID-19 infection.
For example, if you:
- are undergoing active chemotherapy
- are having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
- are having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP (poly-ADP ribose polymerase) inhibitors
- are undergoing intensive (radical) radiotherapy for lung cancer
- have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last six months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
- are at any stage of treatment for cancer of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
This guidance is for people who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.