A woman who has cancer warns people after she was infected with hepatitis C when a healthcare worker re-used a syringe for her chemotherapy. She endorses the "One and Only" campaign to promote safe injection practices. Created: 3/16/2010 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date Released: 3/16/2010. Series Name: CDC Radio.
[Evelyn McKnight] Would you believe that someone could go in for cancer treatment and end up infected with hepatitis C? I'm Evelyn McKnight and that's what happened to me, because a healthcare worker re-used a syringe during my chemotherapy. This should never happen, but in fact thousands of people have been exposed to serious infections because of unsafe injections.
Don't let it happen to you. Learn what questions to ask your healthcare provider to protect your health, or even save your life. To find out more, go to oneandonlycampaign.org. Do it today!