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Prevent cancer infections

The Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation to help reduce infections in cancer patients. It provides practical guidance and resources for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.  

This web resource describes the 3 steps – prepare, prevent, protect - towards preventing infection during cancer treatment – patients and care givers   The site helps patients assess their own infection risk and gives advice on preventing infections. It also contains a set of Q and As giving information about why cancer patients are more vulnerable to infection, and what patients can do to protect themselves.  It also gives references to other useful resources such as posters, fact sheets, post cards, videos, and more. 

The resource can be found at: http://www.preventcancerinfections.org/

Author: CDC

Published: 10/03/2014