There are many types of coronaviruses. The type of coronavirus in the news right now is called COVID-19. COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory (breathing) problems. It can cause serious problems, especially in older people and people with other health problems, including cancer. The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are closely monitoring this situation and have plans in place. Our staff is highly trained at screening for and managing infectious diseases. We recommend you speak with your doctor if you have concerns about your risk for COVID-19 being higher as a result of current or past cancer treatment.
There are a number of resources for Memorial Sloan Kettering patients and caregivers available on our website and some helpful fast facts below. Please continue to check back for updates as the situation evolves.