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Safety at home for patients on chemotherapy Chemotherapy (pronounced kee-mo-ther- a-pee) is a cancer treatment that uses drugs or medicines to kill cancer cells. It is sometimes just called ‘chemo’. Patients can have chemotherapy in different ways. Intravenous (IV) chemotherapy is given into the patient’s vein, and goes straight into their blood. Oral chemotherapy is given by mouth, as tablets, capsules or liquids that
Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ... If you have advanced prostate cancer then chemotherapy with a drug like Taxotere (docetaxel) may be part of your treatment. As your body deals with chemo, there is a risk of serious infection. Back in 2013 we published concise advice from a USA government site about avoiding or dealing with chemotherapy infections. Click on this sentence to read that advice on our site, which also has links to the Prevent Cancer Infections site. ... end Jim