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A. If you have had Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) that started 6 weeks after receipt of influenza vaccine, this is considered a “precaution” for...
A. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can...
A. Although it is hard to say if you have the flu or not, if you are still feeling ill, please call you healthcare provider and ask their advice about...
A. People with a history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome that occurred after receiving influenza vaccine and who are not at risk for severe illness from...
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. 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 cells...
A. Because people with the flu are contagious while they are ill and that they tend to be most contagious while they have a fever, CDC advises people...
A. Don’t delay getting vaccinated if you want quadrivalent vaccine and it isn’t available. Some quadrivalent flu vaccine is available, but most flu...