Infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with lymphoid cancer. With evolving cancer therapeutics, including new targeted and immunotherapies, clinicians need to be aware of additional risk factors and infections that may arise in patients treated with these agents. This "How I Treat" article will highlight fundamental issues including risk factors for infection, infectious diseases screenings and antimicrobial prophylaxis recommendations in patients with lymphoid cancers. We present 4 scenarios of patients with lymphoid cancers with varied infections and describe a treatment approach based on a combination of evidence-based data and experience, as there are limitations in objective infection data especially with newer agents. The goal of this discussion is to provide a framework for institutions and health care providers to develop their own approach in preventing and treating infections in patients with lymphoid cancer.

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