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Re: Chlorine

Hi boxerclaire

Thanks for posting.

It’s difficult for us to say if it’s safe for you to use your hot tub whilst you are having chemotherapy. Some chemotherapy drugs can make your skin more sensitive and prone to reactions from chemicals.  In addition, chemotherapy affects your immune system, and your body is less able to fight infection. This means you may be more susceptible to any germs that may be in the water. 

It’s best to check with your breast care nurse or treatment team as they will be able to advise if you are able to use it at certain times during your chemotherapy treatment.  

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ive read conflicting guidance on exposure to chlorine. 
We purchased a hot tub before I was advised to have chemo. It was delivered yesterday. 
My question is am I safe to have a quick dip if my bloods are ok pre my next cycle of chemo?

im on epirubicin and cyclophosphamide, my second cycle starts next week  

Its a private hot tub with just me and the hubby at home. 

I’m obviously not silly and won’t put myself at risk, I’m happy to wait until October. But if I can sneak a rare treat in the tub it’s a bonus! 

thanks 😊