Health Tip Sheets

One of the most dangerous side effects of chemotherapy is developing a low white blood cell count that can increase your chance for getting an infection. Below you can find helpful tips on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an infection as well as how to help prevent infection. While we recommend completing the RISK ASSESSMENT first, you can also browse the Tip Sheets below or click on the PDF button to print. Remember, you can print any of the Tip Sheets by clicking on the PDF button.

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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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