If you’ve recently had an autologous stem-cell transplant, you are especially likely to get infections while you recover. Even if you are in remission after the transplant, your immune system won’t be back to its full strength for 6-12 months.
If you are in a clinical trial, the outbreak might interrupt it. But the FDA may arrange for you to continue to receive treatment at a different location.
Experts recommend that you keep your scheduled cancer appointments. If you notice any COVID-19 symptoms like a fever or cough, tell your doctor right away. If you need to go to the hospital or to your cancer clinic, you may be asked to arrive wearing a mask and to follow other instructions.