At what temperature should food be cooked if I am being treated for cancer?

If you are having treatment for cancer, use a meat thermometer to make sure that all meats and other foods are cooked to the proper internal temperature prior to eating. The proper internal temperatures are:

  • Ground beef: 165º F
  • Turkey: 165º F
  • Chicken: 165º F
  • Steak or other cuts of beef: 160º F
  • Whole chicken, turkey, duck or goose: 180º F
  • Pork: 170º F
  • Egg dishes: 160º F
  • Casseroles: 165º F
  • Reheated leftovers: 165º F

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