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If your cancer treatment includes taking oral chemotherapy, there are important safety tips you and your caregiver should follow.
It is safe to touch other people while on chemotherapy. You can hug and kiss. But you do need to protect others from coming into contact with your medicine.
Follow these safety tips while taking your chemotherapy pills and for two days after you're done.
It takes your body about 48 hours to break down and rid itself of most chemotherapy drugs. A small amount of chemotherapy comes out in your urine, stool, and vomit during those 48 hours.
Here are ways you can keep your home safe: