When you have cancer, your
immune system which usually protects you from infection may be weakened. There
is a greater chance that a serious illness may develop from eating food that
may have bacteria or germs (contaminated food).
chemotherapy, radiation, or marrow or stem cell transplant are at higher risk
for food borne illness (also called food poisoning).
Rinse fruits and vegetables
well, BEFORE peeling, so dirt and bacteria are not transferred onto the fruit
Cut away any damaged or bruised
areas before preparing or eating. Throw away the outside leaves of a head of
lettuce or cabbage