Cancer itself can increase your risk of getting a serious infection. So can certain types of cancer treatment. By learning more about infections, you and your family may be able to help prevent problems that they can cause.
Infections in People with Cancer
Infections in people who have cancer or are getting cancer treatment can be more serious than those in other people. They can also be harder to treat. By learning more about them, you and your family may be able to help prevent problems that infections can cause.
Learn what you can do to help prevent infection and illness when your immune system is weak due to cancer or cancer treatment.
People with cancer can get many different types of infections. Learn about causes and treatments for infections here.
It’s important to know which vaccines are safe for people with weak immune systems due to cancer treatment. Learn about some of the most common vaccines here.
Should you get your yearly flu shot if you're being treated for cancer? What about if you've had cancer in the past? Find out here.
Learn about the smallpox vaccine and the risks it might pose to someone being treated for cancer.