Penny Brohn UK

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated 15 January 2021 

As a result of the new national lockdown and the call for everyone to stay at home, we are making some changes to the ways we stay in touch. 

There will be no change to our online sessions and remote support services because of the national lockdown announced on 4 January 2021. 

The National Centre remains closed. Because of the new restrictions, most staff are again working from home. This means that for the duration of the current lockdown, the helpline times will change.

The main number, 0303 3000 118, will be operational from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Calls will be answered during this time and you will be redirected to the most appropriate person to answer your enquiry. Outside of these times, the answerphone will be in operation as normal.

For information and support email the client services team at bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk. You can also contact us via our social media channels.

Coronavirus vaccine for people living with cancer

We know people with cancer have a lot of questions about the coronavirus vaccine. Macmillan has put together comprehensive information that will answer some of your questions here.

I have symptoms of cancer what should I do during the coronavirus outbreak?

You should still contact your doctor if you notice a change that isn't normal for you or if you have any possible signs and symptoms of cancer.

Even if you're worried about what the symptom might be, or about getting coronavirus, don't delay contacting them. Your worry is unlikely to go away if you don't make an appointment. The symptom might not be due to cancer. But if it is, the earlier it's picked up the higher the chance of successful treatment. You won't be wasting your doctor's time.

This video from Cancer Research UK explains the importance of going to your GP if you notice any possible cancer symptoms. It lasts for 42 seconds.

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