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What should I avoid touching while I’m being treated for cancer?

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If you’re being treated for cancer, watch what you touch. Try not to change diapers. If you do, wash your hands as soon as possible when you’re done. Don't clean up after your pet in the yard, and don't touch dirt that could have animal droppings in it. Let someone else change the litter boxes, clean the birdcage, or clean the fish or turtle tanks.

From: Tips to Avoid Germs When You Have Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Preventing Infections in People With Cancer," "Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment."

PreventingCancerInfections.org: "Understanding Your Risk for Infection During Chemotherapy."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Infection."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Preventing Infections in People With Cancer," "Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment."

PreventingCancerInfections.org: "Understanding Your Risk for Infection During Chemotherapy."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Infection."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 23, 2019

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