Your answers to a few questions will help estimate your
risk for developing a low white blood cell count
(a condition called neutropenia) during your chemotherapy.
Click on the appropriate button below to take the test:
Learn helpful tips on how to recognize the signs and
symptoms of an infection while your white blood cell count
is low as well as how to prevent them.
Since a fever may be your body's only sign of an infection,
it's very important that you call your doctor immediately
if you have a temp of 100.4 F or higher for more than 1 hour, or a
one-time temp of 101 F or higher.
Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients is a public health campaign led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation to raise awareness among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers about steps they can take to prevent infections during cancer chemotherapy treatment. The campaign aims to reduce infections in cancer patients.
PreventCancerInfections.org is an evidence-based, interactive online program designed to help assess a cancer patient’s risk for developing both a low white blood cell count during chemotherapy and subsequent infections.
For Patients and Caregivers
CDC Video Podcast Featuring a New Tool for Preventing Infections During Chemotherapy by Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH
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