Materials for Patients and Caregivers

To help raise awareness about the importance of preventing infections during cancer treatment as well a the role cancer screenings in play preventing cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the following materials for cancer patients and their caregivers.

Many of the materials listed below may be downloaded, viewed, copied, and distributed without alteration. The materials with an asterisk (*) beside them are available to order free of charge. Click here to order free copies of many of these materials from CDC-INFO (scroll down to "Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients" in the Programs window).


Print Materials





Education Materials

CDC created a variety of resources for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, including fact sheets and posters.

"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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