• Chemo and swimming pool

    Asked by DebbieK on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Chemo and swimming pool

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • Gumpus61's Avatar
      Gumpus61

      My guess is a lot more people get infected by visiting a Hospital than going for a swim. Common sense should prevail.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I had a treatment today. I asked my chemo nurse if I should avoid swimming pools and/or whether I needed to worry about my port. She said no to both. (We take showers or baths ... swimming pools have all kinds of chemicals to kill bad stuff ... )

      I don't tend to worry about much ... and I don't tend to ask permission before enjoying an activity. Of course, my blood levels have never tanked so I don't have as much worry about infections, etc. as some cancer patients do.

      4 months ago
    • DebbieK's Avatar
      DebbieK

      So I’ve come along way since February 6. I’ve had a lumpectomy. I am scheduled next week to have my port inserted. My chemo doctor has told me it is OK for me to go in the pool. Doesn’t matter if it a public pool.

      3 months ago

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