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Is it safe for a child to interact with a chemotherapy patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   My father in law is going through chemotherapy. He goes for 3 days in a row so they leave the IV port in his arm and cover with a "sock" when he goes home. I have a 6 month old daughter and worry about her exposure to the port. Should I be worried or it is safe?
User :   What is she touches it? Could there be residue from the Chemo or anything harmful?
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes, I should be worried?
Doctor :   chemotherapeutic agents
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   are hazardous to health
Doctor :   and chidren are to be kept far from it
Doctor :   ask the paramedical people to cover it with a roller gauge

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