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can i be around pets during chemotherapy treatment?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: We do not require people to remove pets from their home but with your defenses being down, you should not be the one cleaning up after your pet. It is hard to avoid contact but you should. If contact occurs, keep a bottle of germicidal soap or wash with soap and water.
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Because your immune system is very low you may catch infection from them.
Answered on Feb 1, 2019

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