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A 31-year-old female asked:

My mother in law is undergoing chemotherapy every week for bone cancer final stage. she kisses n hugs my 2 year old son always. is it safe for my son?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: You son is at no risk. It is good for both the boy and grandmother.
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes but risk for her: She is immunosuppressed so she is getting exposed to your son's germs so she may pick up infections from him.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Its ok: You don't 'catch' bone cancer by kissing and hugging, doesn't work that way, let grandma enjoy her grandson without your worrying, this is a good thing, relax !
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Last updated Sep 27, 2017

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