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Chemotherarpy
May 29, 2003

Can children be around people going through chemotherapy. My dad is going through his first rounds of chemo and has been sent home. There are no chemo drugs in the house but we didn't know if just being around him would matter. He has two grandchildren ages two and three months old. We have heard different things. We need an answer to our question. Thanks concerned parents.

Response from Dr. Young

Should be fine-- assuming that the kids are healthy and the grandfather doesn't have dangerously low white blood cell counts (or neutropenia). In either case, hand washing by your father after being around the kids probably isn't a bad idea. BY



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