World Cancer Day – A Letter to the Community

As we mark World Cancer Day we, the members of Chai Cancer Care’s Medical Advisory Panel, are writing to highlight the situation regarding cancer care during Covid-19.
Cancer has not stopped because of the pandemic and continues to be an important health issue. We understand and appreciate that there may still be a reluctance to contact your
GP should you have any cancer-related concerns, as this may result in you needing to go to hospital. We want to make you aware that there has been much thought,care and ongoing vigilance to provide Covid-free oncology hubs, where possible.

So please:
• If you notice any physical changes or have any concerns contact your GP as
soon as possible
• Make sure you continue to attend scheduled screening appointments and tests
• Be self-aware and don’t ignore any symptoms

This is a letter that we would rather not have to write, however the situation as it stands has compelled us to raise this matter with the community.

Please contact Chai if you are affected at all by a cancer diagnosis on the Freephone helpline 0808 808 4567 or email
Dr Adrian Tookman FRCP Chairman, Chai Cancer Care Medical Advisory Panel

Together with: Dr Rachel Craig, Dr Niki Davies, Prof Michael Douek, Prof Andrew Eder, Mr Daren Francis, Miss Joanna Franks, Prof Daniel Hochhauser, Dr Daniel Krell,
Dr Jonathan Krell, Prof Jonathan Lederman, Dr Jane Neerkin, Prof Gordon Rustin, Prof Albert Singer, Dr Laura Tookman