Some treatments may make your brother or sister more likely to get an infection. This happens because cancer treatment can affect the white blood cells, which are the cells that fight infection. An infection can make your brother or sister sicker. So your sibling may need to stay away from crowded places or people who have an illness that he or she could catch (such as a cold, the flu, or chicken pox).
Because of this, you may need to:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often to keep from spreading germs
- Tell a parent when you’ve been around someone who’s sick or has a cold
- Stay away from your brother or sister if you get sick.
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