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Forum Name: Chemotherapy

Question: Questions about chemo


 jpm093 - Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:37 pm

While my mom was in for her treatment, I noticed a sign about perfume, fresh flowers and plants. What effect do these things have on someone taking chemo?
 Dr. Jeffrey Gordon - Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:50 am

Patricia,

Thanks for posting a question here at The Doctor's Lounge.

Many people have allergies, some severe, and many people also have lung problems (such as asthma). Perfumes, colognes, flowers, plants, chemicals can cause reactions among these people. Thus, the reason to limit exposures. This is not limited to just a Cancer Clinic. You may see such signs in various areas of a hospital.

Jeff Gordon, M.D.

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