What Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Should Know About the Flu

If you have cancer, get a flu shot

Living with cancer increases your risk for complications from influenza ("flu"). If you have cancer now or have had cancer in the past, you are at higher risk for complications from the seasonal flu or influenza, including hospitalization and death. To help prepare you for the flu this season, CDC answers some of your most important questions about special considerations for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers for the flu. 

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Program Materials

To help raise awareness about the importance of preventing infections in cancer patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a variety of resources for patients as well as for use in provider’s offices, patient rooms, and work areas. These resources include posters, fact sheets, post cards, videos, and more. View Materials >

"I never thought seriously about the risk of infection until I was hospitalized and unable to fight a fever. It’s so important to understand what steps you can take to help protect yourself."Donna Deegan, News AnchorBreast Cancer Survivor 

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