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One of the hospitals in my local area has stopped chemo due to the covid19 outbreak. I'm wondering if other hospitals are going to alos follow suit.
Totally understandable as it does lead to immune suppression which may lead to covid19 and I am worried if I do start 9th April (when it's at its peak if following the Italian death numbers) I'll be at a much greater risk.
A hospital locally to me said it was postponing all routine planned surgery, including cancer operations.
"Hot clinics are being set up for patients who urgently need to see a doctor", the trust said.
The hospital says chemotherapy drugs can affect patients' immune systems.
A hospital spokesman said: "These measures will help us to protect our patients, including those with Covid-19, and those with other conditions"
Postponing chemotherapy will help to protect our cancer patients as these intense drugs affect their immune system, making them more susceptible to contracting Covid-19