Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide

Answer the following questions to see how your answers to these questions may impact your risk of infection. Click the "Print" button at the bottom of the page and discuss the report with your doctor.

Infection Risk Questions

1. What kind of cancer do you have?

2. Are you currently receiving chemotherapy?

Yes No

3. Have you received chemotherapy or radiation
therapy in the past?

Yes No

a) Have you ever had a low number of white blood cells and fever after receiving chemotherapy?

Yes No

4. Has your cancer spread?

Yes No

5. Are you 65 or older?

Yes No

6. Have you recently had surgery or had a port inserted?

Yes No

7. Do you have any of the following?

— Liver problems
— Kidney problems
— Infection
— Open wounds
Yes No

8. Which of the following best describes your current situation?

I am fully active and able to carry on all activities I could do before my cancer diagnosis
I am unable to do physically strenuous activity but I am able to walk and I can do work if it doesn't require too much effort, eg, light house work, office work
I can walk and take care of myself, but I can't do any physical work activities. I am up and about more than half the time that I am awake.
I can only perform some of my daily activities. I spend more than half my time in a bed or a chair when I am awake.
I am completely disabled. I cannot carry on any self care. I am totally confined to a bed or chair.

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