100 Questions and Answers about Leukemia
by Edward D. Ball; Alex Kagan
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia
by Charles S. Hesdorffer; Candis Morrison
Q: Will all the blood you are drawing for investigations impact my hemoglobin?
A: No, it will not impact your hemoglobin. If this testing were to impact your blood we would not take this much.
Q: How do I avoid infection?
A: Guidelines to avoid infection are:
Wash your hands frequently especially after using the washroom and before eating.
Maintain good body hygiene by bathing or showering every day.
Women should use sanitary pads instead of tampons for menstruation, and avoid douches.
Avoid people with pneumonia or open sores.
Do not use suppositories.
Avoid vaccinations until and unless approved by your Hematologist. Avoid people recently vaccinated with live vaccine. This would most likely be infants 12-15 months of age who have received their MMR. Do not visit until 6 weeks after the needle.
Leukemia Association of Ottawa : Monthly support group for leukemia patients and their families, caregivers. Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Dr. Information: 613-821-4656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org