Flu Risks for Cancer Patients and Survivors
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's important for cancer patients, survivors, and their families to arm themselves with flu-fighting knowledge. While having cancer does not put you at an increased risk for getting the flu, it does
put you at an increased risk of complications if you get the flu.
The best protection is to get the flu vaccine. Cancer patients and survivors should
get the flu shot, not the nasal spray.
Everyone can do their part to help prevent the spread of germs and protect
themselves from the flu. Follow us on Twitter (@FluGov) for a different
flu tip each Friday (#FluTips).
Join the conversation on Twitter using #BreastCancerAwareness.
Flu.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government information on seasonal, H1N1, H3N2v, avian, and pandemic flu. It is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.