Cancer patients requiring chemotherapy sometimes require that tubes be placed into their body so that they can receive medications directly into the blood stream through a vein (intravenously).

These tubes may be under the skin or outside the skin. To lower your risk of developing an infection, always follow your medical team’s instructions and keep your catheter or port clean and dry, washing your hands before touching or caring for the device.

We have popped a Thankyou. hand sanitiser in Kit for extra hand protection.

Contact your medical team immediately if you notice any redness, swelling, soreness, or drainage  (including pus) near your catheter or port. Any of these could be the sign of an infection.

More info at www.preventcancerinfections.org and www.cancer.net

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