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Handling the oral chemotherapy drugs

Sometimes patient’s family or carers are required to help the patient to handle the medication. They should never touch chemotherapy medicine with their bare hands. Invest in rubber gloves as the chemotherapy drug could be absorbed into the person’s body through their skin. Always wash your hands after taking off the gloves and hand sanitise for extra …

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Handle oral chemotherapy drugs safely

The cancer patient can handle the oral chemotherapy drugs because it is their medication. They should wash their hands after taking the drugs and before touching anything else. Sometimes patient’s family or carers are required to help the patient to handle the medication. They should never touch chemotherapy medicine with their bare hands. Invest in rubber gloves as …

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Slippers

Slippers help you to feel comfortable and relaxed and perfect for indoor use at any time of day during the cold weather or illness. Avoid loose or floppy slippers or shoes. Use slippers and shoes with a rubber sole to prevent slipping improving grip and keeping you safer at the home or hospital. They need to …

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Cancer patients requiring chemotherapy sometimes require that tubes be placed into their body so that they can receive medications directly into the blood stream through a vein (intravenously). These tubes may be under the skin or outside the skin. To lower your risk of developing an infection, always follow your medical team’s instructions and keep your catheter or port clean and …

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Moisturise, moisturise!

Caring for your skin is important when you have lymphoedema. Any skin breaks can make you more likely to get an infection. Moisturise your skin at least once a day with a good skin cream and avoid cuts, splits, and abrasions. We have added thankyou hand cream to nourish and hydrate your hands. #lymphoedema #moisturise #skincare #kitforcancer …

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Avoid buffets & salad bars

Cancer treatments can weaken the immune system. Protect yourself from foodborne illness (food poisoning) by avoiding buffets and salad bars. Food can sit out for long periods becoming contaminated when someone with a virus or “bug” handles it. #immunesystem #food #buffets #avoid #kitforcancer #TheKitFoundation   Image: Pinterest

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