27 Aug Emergency Resources for the Cancer Community
As communities across the country are being hit hard by fires and storms this week, our thoughts are with those who facing these challenges right now.
We want to remind people of the importance of planning ahead for natural disasters and resources to help.
Individuals diagnosed with cancer may have weakened immune systems, and are more susceptible to injuries and infections, and must do even more to prepare for possible disruptions to their care and treatment routines.
Here are some first steps that you should take in order to be prepared for unexpected events:
- Talk to your health care provider
- Create a plan with your family and friends
- Know your “personal plan.” (know your individual treatment process and requirements)
The National Cancer Institute has emergency resources for cancer patients and caregivers.
And, here is general emergency preparedness information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security