Can a chemo patient drive to and from treatment?
My husband will be getting chemo 4 days a week. Will he be able to drive himself there and back?
The chemo and driving combination is often asked about. One oncologist answers the question this way "Let's say a four-year-old child runs into the street, chasing after his ball. If, on a normal day, you can see him and react successfully to avoid hitting him and the ball, you're probably a safe driver. On chemo, if you feel like you are alert and able to react quickly enough to not hit the child, you can drive. If you are lethargic, weak and uncertain about it, ask someone to drive you." That said, you will soon see the effects of chemo on your husband. Ask him to honestly consider this question so as to not endanger himself or others while driving. If there is a doubt, err on the side of driving him.
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