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There is a small chance that your home chemotherapy infusion could develop a leak resulting in spilled chemotherapy. For example, this could happen from a loose connection, if the tubing is damaged, or if the Huber needle falls out from your port.
If you should get chemotherapy on your skin, wash the area immediately with soap and water. Clothing or contaminated bed linens should be washed separately from the regular laundry in hot water with detergent.
Keep your Chemobloc Spill Kit where you or your family member can easily find it if needed. Exposure to chemotherapy can be harmful to anyone exposed. Follow Chemobloc Spill Kit according to the directions. If you do have a chemotherapy spill that needs to be cleaned up, you will need paper towels. Follow the directions inside to dispose of paper towels or cloths you may of used. Use the yellow waste bag.
You can bring the sealed, used materials back to the clinic for disposal if you do not have a home care company who will remove it.