Is it okay to share a bathroom with someone going through chemo?

2 answers | Last updated: Nov 26, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

Is it okay to share a bathroom with someone going through chemo?


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Senior Editor Melanie Haiken, who is responsible for Caring.com's coverage of cancer, general health, and family finance, discovered how important it is to provide accurate, targeted, usable health information to people facing difficult decisions.

Neither chemotherapy nor cancer itself is contagious. A cancer patient takes chemotherapy drugs to combat the fast-growing cancer cells in his or her body. There is no way that these drugs can be transmitted to another person. So there is no risk to anyone around the patient in sharing any part of the house, including the bathroom.


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A fellow caregiver answered...

I wasn't concerned about my safety - I was concerned about the cancer patients safety.