Effects of Chemotherapy and electric blankets

dclee Community Member December 17, 2007
  • My mom just had a masectomy and will soon begin chemo.  She is always cold.  I want to get her an electric throw fleece/robe combo for Xmas.  Will the electric fleece interfere with the chemo in any form?

5 Comments
  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    Dec. 18, 2007
    dclee, I've never heard anything about electricity interfering with chemo. I'm neither a scientist nor a doctor, but never, in all the literature I've read, or in going through chemo myself, did I hear any warnings about this. I'm guessing it's just fine, and your mom will love the robe! - PJH
    • dclee
      Dec. 19, 2007
      thank u so very much 4 responding 2 my question.  i'm happy 2 hear there is no effect with the electric blanket/robe.  happy holidays and continued blessings 2 u and yours.
  • Anonymous
    adam
    Dec. 30, 2007
    are the magnetic fields generated by electric blankets still linked to cancer? most of the 'electric blanket warning' internet sites seem to be from 2003, and medical opinions seem to vary differently...Some of them remind me of cigarrette company doctors, so I don't know what to believe, as I have a new electric blanket that I would like to use....
    RHMLucky777
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    are the magnetic fields generated by electric blankets still linked to cancer? most of the 'electric blanket warning' internet sites seem to be from 2003, and medical opinions seem to vary differently...Some of them remind me of cigarrette company doctors, so I don't know what to believe, as I have a new electric blanket that I would like to use. I think. :)
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Dec. 30, 2007
      NO PROBLEMS WITH THE ELECTRIC BLANKET. SO ENJOY ADAM!!! BLESSINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2 U.
  • Maria Gifford
    Dec. 18, 2007

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