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Great question as more than half of all people diagnosed with cancer receive chemotherapy.
With certain types of chemotherapy (Thiotepa, Cyclophosphamide), you need to wear gloves if you client has received the medication within 24 hours of the scheduled session.
These medications can come through the client’s skin and are potentially harmful for you unless gloves are worn to reduce exposure.
Consult with you client’s health care provider if you are unsure about medications used.
There a several complications related to chemotherapy that may require treatment modifications.
These are infections, fever, anemia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, peripheral neuropathy, mouth sores, and hair loss.
Another consideration is how chemotherapy is administered, which is often using a central venous catheter to eliminate the need for repeated needle sticks.
I hope this helps...