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    jad asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Immune system & COVID-19

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      LiveWithCancer

      I would think that since your CBCs are normal, you are at normal risk for the coronavirus.

      over 2 years ago
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      ChildOfGod4570

      I had been thinking the same thing. I am 6.5 years post surgery and just had a good report from my oncologist. HUGS and God bless.

      over 2 years ago
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      alivenwell

      This may need medical permission. I saw a document that says the best way to fight COVID-19 is distancing. However, one doctor felt that our B-Cells help fight inflammation and T-cells cause inflammation. Inflammation as you know happens with COVID-19. The same documentation stated vitamin D helps destroy COVID-19. Personally, if your doctor approves vitamin D with a specific amount, it may protect.

      almost 2 years ago
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    jad asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Sunblock for radiation?

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      TerriL

      I was also told to make sure there was nothing on my skin as it could affect the radiation

      over 2 years ago
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      omaalyce

      Good advice Bengal-anything and everything you try should be tested first-one never knows what might be sensitive to your skin.

      over 2 years ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Your skin should be clean and ABSOLUTELY BARE when you hop on to the table. (That means showering off ALL the soap and not using any moisturizers, creams or lotions on the skin over the area to be irradiated). You want NOTHING preventing the radiation beams from penetrating your skin into the tumor cavity! The time for emollients (your choice of whatever you find soothing--I used aloe gel, calendula and Aquaphor) is AFTER each session and at bedtime.

      The confusion lies in the word "radiation." Sunblock protects against UVA & UVB radiation. But imaging and treatment radiation are a different type of radiation from light (whether UV or IR). The time to use sunblock is if your irradiated skin is exposed to sun afterward--the last thing you need is further skin damage. (Best to cover up, unless it's a part of your skin--like your face--that can't be covered). Just make sure it's washed off thoroughly before each radiation treatment session.

      over 2 years ago
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