Follow the 4 Cs if Your Chemo Leaks or Spills

This information is a quick guide for what to do if your chemotherapy medication leaks or spills.


  1. Clean up the spill.
    • Wash the area with dish soap or laundry detergent and water.
    • Put dirty paper towels and cleaning supplies in the plastic bag with the chemo.
  2. If the chemo got on your skin, wash the area with soap and water.
  3. Wash your clothing and linens in hot water. Don’t wash them with any other items.
  4. Take off your gloves. Put them in the bag with the chemo. Seal the bag tightly. Wash your hands.
Back to top Arrow (up) icon.Icon pointing upwards. Usually means that the containing element can be opened and closed.

Last Updated