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Is it safe to be around a person undergoing chemo and radiation therapy for cancer when you are pregnant?

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for people undergoing chemo it is just alright to be near that person. however there is a certain type of radiation therapy wherein you need to keep your distance with that person. such form is called internal radiation therapy wherein the cancer patient will receive implantable radiation source. the best way for you to protect your pregnancy from chemo and radiation is to stay away from them. avoid handling chemo drugs and stay away from any radiation source.
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