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If a child sits on the lap of a cancer patient, will the child become sterile?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
If there is a risk in this situation, it is to the cancer patient-- children can spread germs.
There is no risk whatsoever to a child who sits in the lap of a cancer patient.

In brief: No
If there is a risk in this situation, it is to the cancer patient-- children can spread germs.
There is no risk whatsoever to a child who sits in the lap of a cancer patient.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Perhaps the questioner is concerned about a child sitting on the lap of a cancer patient who is getting radiation implants, or radioactive iodine treatment. Follow the appropriate recommendations of the radiation oncologist.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
In brief: ?radiation treatment
Some patients have radioactive "seeds" placed in their belly for certain types of cancer.
In this situation, please consult the cancer doctor on risk from the radiation.

In brief: ?radiation treatment
Some patients have radioactive "seeds" placed in their belly for certain types of cancer.
In this situation, please consult the cancer doctor on risk from the radiation.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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