Food safety is important for everyone— but it’s especially important for you.
If you are a cancer patient, your healthcare provider may have recommended that you receive chemotherapy, radiation, or other treatments to help fight your disease. A weakened immune system can be a side effect of these types of therapies.
A properly functioning immune system works to clear infection and other foreign agents from the body. However, cancer and its treatments can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to many types of infections. These infections include those that can be brought on
by disease-causing bacteria and other pathogens that cause foodborne illness.
As a cancer patient, you are more likely to have a lengthier illness, undergo hospitalization, or even death if you contract a foodborne illness.
To avoid contracting a foodborne illness, you must be especially vigilant when handling, cooking, and consuming foods.
Stay “Food Safe”...