Cancer & COVID-19

What we hear about COVID-19 changes daily, even hourly. To learn about the current trends of the disease and understand the perspective of the healthcare community, we are sitting down – virtually, of course – with oncology healthcare experts in the DFW metroplex. We will discuss health and safety concerns for cancer patients and survivors and other immunocompromised individuals as our surrounding community plans for reopening. Our experts will tell us what they are learning and hearing, what precautions we should be taking, the impact the disease is taking on our daily lives, and answer your questions. Ahead of our town hall discussion, we have prepared this list of resources.

COVID-19 Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with COVID-19 have experienced a wide range of symptoms. This list is not exhaustive, and you should contact your healthcare provider about any symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When to seek emergency medical attention:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Dallas County

For an up-to-date, comprehensive list of testing sites, their hours, co-pay information, and criteria for testing, visit the Dallas County Coronavirus page.

Drive-Thru Locations

American Airlines Center, Parking Lot C

2500 Victory Plaza

*through June 30th

University of Dallas, Lot B

1845 E. Northgate Drive | Irving, TX 75062

*beginning July 1st

Ellis David Field House

9191 S. Polk St.

Walk-Up Locations

Red Bird Mall/Westmoreland Park

7222 S. Westmoreland Rd.

Inspired Vision Compassion Center

2019 N Masters Dr.

Sam Tasby Middle School

7001 Fair Parks

Additional Testing Options

Parkland Hospital Testing Sites

Baylor Scott & White Health

Methodist Health System

Dallas Mobile Testing

1-888-601-0568

Learn more here

Find testing criteria and additional testing sites here.

Tarrant County

For an up-to-date, comprehensive list of testing sites, their hours, co-pay information, and criteria for testing, visit the Fort Worth Coronavirus page.

Collin County

For up-to-date information about the response to the Coronavirus in Collin County, please visit their COVID-19 page.

Resources & Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019

COVID-19 Resource Hotlines

Dallas County: 214-670-4636

Tarrant County: 817-248-6299

Collin County: 972-941-5922

Cancer Support Community Helpline

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Time

Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

888-793-9355

Cancer Support Community North Texas, Cancer Resource Specialist

PCallahan@CancerSupportTexas.org | 214-345-8248

About Cancer Support Community North Texas

Cancer Support Community North Texas provides cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones with a place to turn for support, education and strength.

Cancer Support Community North Texas offers a wide range of free programs and services designed to nurture your body and spirit, including:

  • Support Services
  • Health & Wellness Workshops
  • Educational Presentations
  • Social Connection
  • Resources & Referrals

To learn more about our free program of support and our virtual services, we invite you to explore our website, visit our Response to COVID-19 page or contact us at Info@CancerSupportTexas.org or by calling 214-345-8230.