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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Welcome to Rare Cancers Australia COVID-19 hub. Here you will find a centralised page showcasing resources and information that will assist you during this incredible time. We are going to feature articles, videos and information sheets relevant to COVID-19 as well as some useful hints, tips and activities to do while you are at home. The page will be updated with new content regularly.

Financial Assistance

The Department of Social Services has supplied what government support is available to people affected by COVID-19. Here you will find a list of eligible payments that may be able to receive and the economic support payment from the government. 

More importantly, at the bottom of the page there is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that can assist further.  

If you need assistance navigating this page, please reach out to our Patient Care Team on 1800 257 600.

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Cancer and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Information Sheet

If you have cancer your immune system may not be as strong as it is normally so you may feel concerned about the risks associated with COVID-19.



We will posting regular updates providing information about activities to do at home to minimise feelings of social isolation, anxiety and concern you may have.  

Information Regarding the Flu Vaccine

Dr Emily is back with an update regarding the flu vaccine released 1st April.

New Teleheath Expansion

New telehealth expansion is in place, here are a few key points for those living with cancer right now.

Frequently Asked Questions From Cancer Patients

Dr Emily answers some frequently asked questions from our patient community.

A Message From Richard Vines

If you are feeling anxious and isolated during this Coronavirus pandemic we are here to listen and support you. Here is a message from RCA CEO Richard Vines.

Immuno-suppressed Frequently Asked Questions

RCA's Dr Emily Isham provides an update for immuno-suppressed rare and less common cancer patients and answers some frequently asked questions.

News Articles

Our resident GP and Content Manager, Dr Emily Isham will be posting articles about COVID-19 to keep you up to date on any important changes. These articles will cover topics like the government’s response to managing risks (e.g. lockdowns), any important information that develops regarding the stabilisation of the virus and all the details you need to know to ensure you are protecting yourself and loved ones.

COVID-19 Guidance for Rare Cancers Australia Community

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans. Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases.

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Covid -19 (Coronavirus). Be alert, not alarmed

For those of you who may be concerned or simply unaware, given how rapidly this situation is evolving and updates are changing.

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If you have any questions?

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