Healthcare Provider

Neutropenia is recognized as the most serious hematologic toxicity during cancer treatment with chemotherapy. The purpose of this website is to provide cancer patients with information on preventing infections based on their risk for developing neutropenia.

You have several options on how to share this information with your patient.

  1. Complete the brief Risk Assessment online with your patient and provide them with a printed copy of their results and risk messages.
  2. Complete the brief Risk Assessment online with your patient and e-mail them a copy of their results and tailored messages.
  3. Print out a PDF of the Risk Assessment to complete on behalf of your patient. Give your patient the completed Risk Assessment and encourage them to access the Website independently so they can receive their results and tailored messages.

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

Click Here To Register.


Has your patient ever or will your patient undergo a Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) or a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)?

At this time, is your patient receiving or scheduled to receive chemotherapy?

Patient’s age?

Patient’s gender?


Tumor type?

Stage of cancer?

Has the patient received chemotherapy/radiation/biotherapy treatments in the past?

ECOG PS status?

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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