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Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPHLisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Director of the Division of Blood Disorders, CDC
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Blood Disorders

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Bio

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Division of Blood Disorders (DBD). As director, Dr. Richardson leads a team of professionals who strive to promote health and improve quality of life for people at risk for or affected by non-malignant blood disorders, including bleeding and clotting disorders, and hemoglobinopathies.  

Dr. Richardson is a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson most recently served as the Associate Director of Science in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  She oversaw the research and scientific content of the Division's programs and products including the only organized screening program for low-income uninsured women in the United States, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The Division also administers the National Program of Cancer Registries, which, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, covers 100% of the U.S. population for cancer incidence. Her previous research has focused on access to cancer care, systems of care, health-related quality of life, health disparities and racial discrimination in cancer screening and treatment patterns of care.

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Organization Affiliations:
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My Answers

A. I always stress the following points:Fever in a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy is an EMERGENCY…they are to call me anytime they have a fever...
A. While developing a fever is the most serious sign and should be treated as an emergency, there are other signs and symptoms you should be aware of...
A. If you have a temperature of 100.4ºF or higher for more than 1 hour, or a one-time temperature of 101ºF or higher, this should be considered an...
A. In addition to receiving treatment from your doctor, the following suggestions can help prevent infections:Clean your hands frequently.Watch out for...
A. Infections are a serious health issue for cancer patients because an infection during chemotherapy can be life threatening. Because of your cancer...
A. Call your doctor right away, even if it is after hours. Fever (a temperature of 100.4ºF or higher for more than 1 hour, or a one-time temperature of...
A. When you check in tell them that your doctor told you to come to the emergency room since a fever is an emergency when receiving chemotherapy. This...
A. Find out from your doctor when your white blood cell count will be at its lowest since this is when you’re most at risk for infection.  This...
A. This is something you cannot determine on your own.  Your doctor or nurse will tell you. Because neutropenia (low white blood cell count) is...
A. Neutropenia, pronounced noo-troh-PEE-nee-uh, is a decrease in the number of white blood cells. Chemotherapy drugs work by killing fast-growing...