As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, it has not stopped cancer care. We understand our patients — particularly those with cancer — may feel anxious and overwhelmed during this uncertain time. While the way we do business has changed, our commitment to providing you with the highest quality of health care remains.
To assist you during this challenging time, Memorial Hermann offers nurse navigators to guide, educate and support you. To speak to one of our compassionate team members from the convenience of your home, call (833) 770-7771 or fill out the form on this page.
In many cases, virtual appointments may be an option to take the place of an in-person appointment, or your appointment may be postponed. It is important to communicate with your physician to determine the best plan of care for you.
Cancer patients are at greater risk because they are more susceptible to viruses, including COVID-19. Some cancer therapies, such as targeted drugs and steroids, can result in a weakened immune system, thus making those patients more vulnerable to contract the virus, as it is more difficult for them to fight the disease.
Currently, no vaccine is available to protect against COVID-19. It is spread through person-to-person contact, and often cannot be traced to relevant travel history or contact with another known patient. Because of this, patients being treated for cancer should exercise extreme caution when being around people. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends the following:
According to the CDC, consult your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms:
As we continue to navigate this pandemic, our patients remain our top priority. Thank you for choosing Memorial Hermann.
We understand you have a choice when deciding where to receive treatment, and we thank you for trusting us to care for you.
For more information about Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including how to get connected to our support services or an affiliated provider, please call (833) 770-7771 or fill out the form below to be connected to one of our Oncology Nurse Navigators.