Avoid wearing socks on hard surfaces

Falls around the home can happen to anyone but unfortunately, for cancer patients falls can become more common.

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are more at risk for osteoporosis and bones weakened from metastatic cancer can break or fracture.

To reduce the risk of falling do not walk around in socks or stockings without shoes when walking on tiled floors or polished floorboards. When you wear socks on hard surfaces, it’s easy to slip.  Instead, it’s better to wear some sort of non-slip slippers or comfortable shoes.

If you fall, let your medical team and your carer know. They might need to check you for injuries.

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Betty Whitehurst

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