Chemotherapy is the most common and effective way to treat cancer. But the treatment leaves you with various chemotherapy side effects, such as the propensity for infections and other immune related illnesses. It is very important to stay healthy during treatment so remember to wash your hands regularly, avoid people who are sick, and protect yourself from cuts and scraps. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher shares a few tips on how to stay infection-free during chemotherapy.
Infection. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 2012. (Accessed on June 21, 2012 at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemo-side-effects/infection)