• Has anyone had a fungal yeast infection while getting chemotherapy?

    Asked by MelMom on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Has anyone had a fungal yeast infection while getting chemotherapy?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I have been prone to fungal infections since my thyroid stopped working. I did have one during chemotherapy, but it was not caused by chemotherapy.

      over 3 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      I had a yeast infection during chemotherapy, or at least I believe it was a yeast infection, and it was treated as a yeast infection.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      I was warned about this during my first radiation treatment. It only makes sense, the poison kills the good bugs as well as the cancer cells. Make sure you let your doctor know how you are reacting, so they can get the good bugs back in balance. Tracy

      over 3 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Hi, I'm Aliza. I'm a BC patient. I can't believe you posted this because I just posted a very similar question. I'm not getting chemo, but I'm immunocompromised because I'm also a Lupus patient and have frequent yeast infections. I think we should exchange email addresses and share our information!! Btw, I'm also a Medical Librarian (retired) but I do research for people on this site and elsewhere.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I have had thrush a few times. I took diflucan for it.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      oh boy, I have both oral and skin fungal infections. My oncologist prescribed Nystain to treat it - ointment for skin, oral suspension for my mouth.

      over 3 years ago

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