COVID-19 Self Care Toolkit for Breast Cancer Patient, Survivors and Metastatic Breast Cancer Thrivers

During this time of uncertainty with the current COVID-19 outbreak, we want to remind you that we at Tigerlily Foundation care about you and your family’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Our goal is to offer you information, virtually, that will help you better understand breast cancer, to know rights as a patient and to learn how to get more involved in using you time and voices to make an impact.

As a breast cancer patient, you are among those who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 because your immune system may have been weakened by cancer and its treatments such as immunotherapy and chemotherapy. Further, as a metastatic breast cancer patient whose cancer has spread to the lungs, you can experience significant complications with COVID-19, as this will be an additional stress for your already vulnerable lung.

Another way the COVID-19 pandemic may impact you is that some hospitals and healthcare facilities are delaying or cancelling procedures that are not urgent, emergencies or life-threatening. As such, your cancer screening, surgery or treatment may be rescheduled or delayed. If this is happening to you, know that you are not alone. Speak with your healthcare team about the best way to proceed with your care in this challenging situation.

Resources for Information on COVID-19

ASCO Answers Questions on COVID-19 Clinical Oncology
asco.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
cdc.gov
The Journal of the American Medical Association
jamanetwork.com
The New England Journal of Medicine
nejm.org
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
fda.gov
World Health Organization
who.int

#StayHome with our ANGEL Advocates

We are proud of our ANGEL Advocates who are leading through example as we mobilize nationally and globally to #StayHome. Read their blogs to learn more about what they’ve been doing during these uncertain times.

Share with us how you are managing your new normal through the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info email tania@tigerlilyfoundation.org

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