Safe Travel Tips for Patients with Cancer – Curetoday.com

Traveling with cancer during a pandemic requires some planning. Here’s how I did it safely.

Martha lives in Illinois and was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in January 2015. She has a husband and three children, ranging in age from 12 to 18, a dog and a lizard.

Traveling any great distance is not fun right now. Should I go? How can I get there? Is it safe? There are so many questions to ask and this is especially true if you’re living with, or in treatment, for cancer.

The decisions were much simpler earlier in the pandemic. Though it was difficult to abruptly stop everything we do in person – school, work, shop, meetings, socialize – and jump to doing as much as possible from home, it also established clear guidelines to keep oneself safe and reduce the risk to others.

I was grateful for all the compliance.

It’s taken time to feel more comfortable with the changing rules as states and the country reopen. I just returned from a 2,000-mile round-trip drive to collect my oldest two children from the Boston area. I had been planning to do it in early April, then late April, then early May – you see the pattern. I finally hopped in the car in late May and the reality is that I feel like I’ve already taken my biggest risk of 2020.

Traveling with cancer during a pandemic requires some planning. Here’s how I did it safely.

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