Strong Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide

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

Note to users of this Guide. Having cancer and understanding treatment options is a difficult and confusing time for patients and their loved ones. This guide is intended to help facilitate patient/caregiver communication with the patient's treatment team. It is not intended, nor should it be treated, as medical advice. Only an appropriately licensed healthcare provider may provide medical/clinical advice. Always talk to your healthcare team as your experience with cancer is unique and specific to you.

Infection Risk Questions

1. What kind of cancer do you have?

2. Are you currently receiving strong chemotherapy (chemo)?

Yes No

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

Yes No

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

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

Answer all of the questions and then click the
button above to view your summary results.


Talk to your doctor about ways to help reduce your infection risk.

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