Cancer and strep A

We know that many parents and carers of children with cancer may be concerned about invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS), an infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria, which is also known as strep A.

If you’re looking for information on strep A in children with cancer, we recommend visiting the CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) website, which has advice on: 

  • symptoms of mild strep A infections, iGAS and scarlet fever 
  • treatment of strep A infections in children with cancer 
  • preventing children with cancer from getting strep A infections. 

Find out more on the CCLG website.