• How many months/years can I expect to catch every bug that goes around? Seem to get everything post chemo and rads YUCK!

    Asked by grams2jc on Saturday, October 8, 2011

    How many months/years can I expect to catch every bug that goes around? Seem to get everything post chemo and rads YUCK!

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Each person is different, the treatments are different and each person gets knocked to the dirt more or less than another person. But for me, after my 2nd diagnosis, after 6 months or so I started feeling better and didn't notice getting sick from things. Even now, 2 years after my 3rd diagnosis, I don't really get everything that goes around.

      about 5 years ago
    • Merianne41's Avatar

      It's not unusual to get bugs after chemo.. it took me almost a year and I have to say I still get infections more easily. Sorry!

      about 5 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      get a flu shoot it helps but the fact u r getting bugs is a g ood thing it means ur immune system is working

      about 5 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      And yet, during my year of treatment, I never caught anything. I was the "healthiest" I'd been in years! Perhaps that was because of all the extra precautions I was taking - avoiding crowds, buffets, carrying hand sanitizer and using it constantly.

      Now that I'm done with treatments, I'm back to catching my normal colds, annual bronchitis, and other stuff, tho an integrative med MD wants me to see if a particular mushroom extract will help support my immune system (Super Coriolus PSK) I mention the name, but must add that she selected the particular extract because of its affects on colorectal cancers as well. Different cancers might do better with different extracts.

      about 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar

      Everybody is different, if you are concerned talk with your doctor. I would suggest avoiding anybody that has been sick or is sick. When my mom went through her treatments and her immune system was down we tried to stay away from her as much as we could because we didn't want to make her sick.

      almost 5 years ago
    • blondie's Avatar

      One day during radiation my radiologist discovered that I had Staph Infection all over my body. He prescribed cream that had to be rubbed all over my body. The radiation was delayed for a few days. My family was surprised that I wasn't hospitalized. Had to see an infectious control doctor. Have no permanent scarring.

      over 4 years ago
    • Dniette's Avatar

      Don't know on time. Do know I've turned into a clean freak, sanitizing things before i touch them , wearing gloves in public so i can keep my hands sanitized longer.

      almost 4 years ago
    • blondie's Avatar

      Had to stop radiation because I was covered in staph infection.

      almost 4 years ago

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