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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Cancer and COVID-19

Having cancer currently increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. At this time, it is not known whether having a history of cancer increases your risk.

Actions to take:

  • Have a conversation with your healthcare provider or care team to discuss your individual level of risk based on your condition, your treatment, and the level of transmission in your community.

  • Do not stop taking your medicines or alter your treatment plan without talking to your healthcare provider.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.

  • Do not delay life-saving treatment or emergency care.

  • Call your healthcare provider or care team if you have concerns about your condition, your treatment, think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, have any new signs or symptoms of illness, or any other questions.

  • For more information on preventing infections for people with cancer.

Learn more about cancer

When can I get vaccinated? Click here to find out which priority group you're in.