Can i open mouth kiss someone after stopping oral chemo?

I’m a blood cancer patient! I take Vincristine IV once a month and take regular Liukin - the oral chemo! And take methotrexate weekly! My question is, if my doctor stops my oral chemos for some reason for a week, can i open mouth kiss a girl after that week? Or she’ll be exposed with chemo? Is it safe for her?


Hi @tahmidmahi and a great big welcome to our forum.
What a really great question and something I have not heard talked about on our forum before. I do not know the answer.
I think it is probably best asked of someone in your medical team.
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I hope you receive the answer you want and please let us know how you get on. Take care.

Good question @tahmidmahi. Really hope your treatment is going well for you. It’s recommended that people refrain from this for at least 1 week after the last dose of chemotherapy. Risks to the recipient of the kiss of having a large amount of chemotherapy transfer to them, are low; but importantly this recommendation is also to protect the person who has had the chemotherapy treatment, from potential infection.
This is general information and so as always, we would recommend that you speak to your treatment team for individualised advice if you have any questions or concerns. Have you spoken to your clinical nurse specialist or consultant for some advice around this?
A warm welcome to the forum, I’m glad you found us!


Hello @tahmidmahi and welcome to the group. It’s great that questions like this can be asked on the forum and so important that people have a space to ask them.
I can see @Alice_BloodCancerUK has responded and given good advice.
I look forward to hearing more about you :blush:

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