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Caring at home for a child with cancer can leave family members with risky tasks

Central lines, standard for children with cancer, lead directly to a large vein near the heart. They allow patients with cancer and other conditions to leave the hospital and receive antibiotics, liquid nutrition and even chemotherapy at home. But families must perform daily maintenance that, if done incorrectly, can lead to blood clots, infections and even death.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/caring-at-home-for-a-child-with-cancer-can-leave-family-members-with-risky-tasks/2017/09/15/69da681c-94aa-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html#