The emerging COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented global challenges. We know that for individuals with underlying conditions, including cancer, the situation may seem fraught with uncertainty. We urge patients and caregivers to reach out to their medical care teams for up-to-date information. In addition, if anyone is in a tough financial situation due to the COVID-19 crisis, NORD (the National Organization for Rare Disorders) has launched a financial relief program for rare disease patients impacted by the pandemic. Attached is a press release describing the program. Applications can be initiated by phone or email.
The following links may provide good information:
What people with cancer should know: https://www.cancer.gov/coronavirus
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus
With our fervent wishes for your health and safety.