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How should I handle the laundry of someone receiving chemotherapy?

When handling the laundry of someone with cancer receiving chemotherapy, wear gloves and carry soiled items away from your body. Wash the patient's linens (sheets, towels, etc.) separately from your other laundry. Machine wash them in hot water, through two full wash and rinse cycles. If medication spills on clothing, follow the same steps. Keep these items separate from other laundry, and machine wash in hot water through two full wash and rinse cycles.

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