infection

I’m not sharing

It’s nice to be able to meet up with family and friends again after Covid-19 lockdown. Trying to keep your immune system strong by avoiding germs is a big concern of patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can reduce the risk of infection by not sharing. Don’t share food, shared plates, grazing tables, drinking cups, cutlery or …

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Washing hands with soap and water

Hand washing is more important now than ever with health authorities constantly urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene in the fight against the coronavirus. For a cancer patient it’s a constant fight against infection and your skin needs gentle products that minimize the chance of skin aggravation during both chemotherapy and radiation …

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Infections can be dangerous

Infections are caused by germs, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. One of the most common ways that cancer patients get infections is through the air by breathing them in. Other ways include the skin being damaged or through the mouth from things they touch or eat. . Patients can also get infections from other people with illnesses …

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Planning a visit

People with weak immune systems should avoid visitors who have a cold or another infection. Cancer patients with a compromised immune system are at risk of infection as a result of their underlying disease or from chemotherapy. Viruses and other infectious illnesses can spread from person to person through close contact and the water droplets that a person …

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