Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!

Handwashing is an important way to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. This videoexternal icon shows you how to wash your hands the right way.

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This flu season, protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your community from the flu.

Learn what cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers should know about the flu.

Photo of a caregiver putting her hand on the head of a cancer patient who has fever.

Neutropenia is common after chemotherapy and increases your risk for infections.

3 steps toward preventing infections during cancer treatment: prepare, prevent, protect

Find out if you’re at high risk of getting an infection during cancer treatment on the 3 Steps web site.external icon

The Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients campaign provides resources to help lower the risk of cancer patients developing potentially life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment.

Page last reviewed: December 16, 2019