Action Cards: Infections

Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.

 

Infections

Infections begin when germs enter the body and cause harm. Cancer and certain treatments can increase your risk of getting an infection, but you can protect yourself.

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  • Wash your hands. Keep your hands clean, especially before eating.

  • Take care of cuts, scrapes, and surgery wounds. Clean broken skin and protect it with a bandage.

  • Avoid germs. Stay away from people who are sick or have a cold. Avoid crowds. Make sure your food is clean and thoroughly cooked.

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