Patient

If you are getting chemotherapy, you may be at risk for getting an infection. This risk is highest when your white blood cell count is at its lowest. Getting an infection can be a life-threatening complication of chemotherapy. This Web site will provide you with practical measures you can take to lower your risk of getting an infection.

In this section of the Web site, you will be asked a few questions about yourself and your treatment. After answering a few questions, you will be placed in either a low-risk or high-risk category for infection, based on your risk for getting a low white blood cell count. You will then receive tips on how to help yourself avoid infections and stay healthy during treatment.

Registering for this program is not required but if you do so, it will allow it to save your answers so you can return to the site at a later date to review them. If your answers to any of these questions change during your treatment, you can return and change those answers to get the most accurate picture of your risk.

Click Here To Register.You are less than 10 questions away from taking the right steps toward preventing infections!

 

Have you ever or are you scheduled to get a Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) or a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)?

At this time, are you getting or scheduled to get chemotherapy?

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Do you have any of the following conditions?

What type of cancer do you have?

What is your stage of cancer?

Have you received chemotherapy/radiation/biotherapy treatments in the past?

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Education Materials

CDC created a variety of resources for patients and healthcare providers, including a quick reference sheet, fact sheets, posters, and videos.

"I never thought seriously about the risk of infection until I was hospitalized and unable to fight a fever. It’s so important to understand what steps you can take to help protect yourself."Donna Deegan, News AnchorBreast Cancer Survivor 

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