There are no hard and fast dates for when flu season begins or ends; it can last anywhere from October to as late as May, according to the CDC. The agency says the peak periods for the flu usually occur between December and February, so we’re on the cusp of major flu activity.

Everybody needs to be wary, but cancer patients face unique challenges. About 650,000 cancer patients receive outpatient chemo and radiation therapy each year and while those treatments can save lives, they also often weaken immune systems, and that opens the door to opportunistic deadly infections.

 

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