People who have cancer or who are getting cancer treatment often have a higher risk of getting an infection, and infections can be more serious than in people who don't have cancer. It's important for patients and caregivers to know the signs of an infection and when to get help.
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.
Learn what you can do to help prevent infection and illness when your immune system is weak due to cancer or cancer treatment.