Coronavirus, COVID-19 and lung cancer

We know that many people with lung cancer are worried about the coronavirus COVID-19 (also known as “SARS-CoV-2”) and how it may affect them, over and above their understandable concern for family and friends.


We also understand that information on the news and social media can feel overwhelming and often unclear.

This situation is made more difficult because experts are learning more about the virus and its effects all the time, and this means the Government and the NHS are changing their guidance every day.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been part of a group of charities that has worked with the NHS to developed information about coronavirus. We have summarised the information most relevant to people affected by lung cancer here and made sure it is as accurate and up to date as possible.

Your health situation is unique to you so if you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact your lung cancer team. You can also keep up to date with Government advice online here:

or call:

111 (England, Wales and Scotland) or 0300 200 7885 (Northern Ireland) or visit www.111.nhs.uk