Reassuring patients that radiotherapy services are safe during the pandemic

New leaflet

Published: 19 May 2020 Radiotherapy

Advice for cancer patients receiving radiotherapy during the Covid-19 pandemic has been jointly published by the SCoR and several other bodies.

The information is to reassure patients that everything is being done to ensure that visiting a treatment centre is safe. Measures and precautions continue to be in place to protect them and staff during their visit, including asking about symptoms, minimising contact, PPE use, and handwashing.

The one-page leaflet is published by the Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, and the SCoR.

“We understand you might be worried about going to hospital for radiotherapy treatment during the coronavirus pandemic,” the guidance says.

“We want to reassure you that cancer teams are doing all they can to keep everyone safe.”

Download Protecting people with cancer from coronavirus when going for radiotherapy