It was the real-life scenario physicians and pharmacists had feared.
A woman entered the ICU with a high fever and low white blood cell count.
Urgent laboratory testing revealed she had a bacterial blood infection highly resistant to antibiotics. On top of cancer, she was now also fighting to survive sepsis, a potentially fatal disorder that occurs when the body's immune system kicks in to fight an infection, but instead...
Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a stem cell transplant if you’ve been diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma...
Infections can be dangerous to a cancer patient coming out of surgery
or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. So can the spread of
infections from the community. Think tuberculosis, shingles and the
Our highly specialized Infection Control team is committed to making sure these kinds of germs don't reach our patients.
"A mild infection can turn serious for one of our patients if it's not treated quickly and...