• Can a woman who is four months pregnant or a three year little girl be around my husband right after he has his first chemo infu?

    Asked by Barb_TX on Friday, January 18, 2013

    Can a woman who is four months pregnant or a three year little girl be around my husband right after he has his first chemo infu?

    Any precautions? This is all very new to us.

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • alivenwell's Avatar
      alivenwell

      Somewhere in here I read that we should close the toilet before flushing it since some of the chemo can splash when flushing it. It should be flushed twice like this. I'm often wiping off the toilet with gloves and bought a massive case full of them on Amazon.

      almost 6 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      Not sure about chemo and pregnant women or young children, but I do know if he has a PET scan, he cannot be around you or young children, same with radiation.
      You do need to be careful about what your little girl may bring home to your husband. We did a lot of hand washing and wiping down of surfaces.

      almost 6 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar
      Lindy

      Cancer isn't contagious, chemo is not radioactive. He is the one at risk. It is fine to be with him as long as you and your little girl are not exhibiting a cold or the flu or whatever? When I was on chemo I did go out and about in public but I tried to stay away from anyone coughing or complaining of illness. Judicious hand washing a good safeguard. Live and love through all this.

      almost 6 years ago

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