Abstract: This handout is for patients having chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It explains foodborne illness and why food safety is so important for people having cancer treatments. It includes important "steps to food safety" and gives specific guidelines for avoiding contamination at home and at the grocery store. Content of this handout is adapted from "Food Safety Guidelines" by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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