I've heard that women of child bearing age as well as young children should not be near people who are undergoing radiation therapy...fact or fallacy? Question I'm visiting a family member with my 3 1/2 year old child. They will be finishing with radiation therapy around the time I arrive. If this scenario is true...what precautions should be taken?

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replied June 10th, 2004
The real danger can be to the person taking yhe radiation. Chemo & radiation can break your immune system down & cause you to catch anything. If either you or your daughter has had anykind of sickness in the past 2 weeks I would not go see the person. There is also some specific kinds of radiation that can be harmful to the people around you. You can ask them what kind and if their Dr. Give them anykind of precautions. Hope your person gets well. Smile
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