Infections in People With Cancer
- What are infections and who is at risk?
- How your body normally resists infections
- Signs of infection people with cancer should watch for
- Why are people with cancer more likely to get infections?
- Immunosuppression and neutropenia
- Problems caused by the cancer
- Poor nutrition
- Cancer treatment and infection risk
- Neutropenia and risk of serious infection
- How does the doctor know what kind of infection a person with cancer has?
- What kinds of germs cause infections in people with cancer?
- What can people with cancer do to prevent infections?
- Get the right vaccines
- Take precautions
- Use prescribed medicines to prevent infections
- How is infection treated in people with cancer?
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What can people with cancer do to prevent infections?
Infection is one of the most common life-threatening complications of cancer. While you are being treated for cancer, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of infection.
Last Medical Review: 12/06/2012
Last Revised: 12/06/2012