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Old 08-16-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Long-term chemo/radiation side effects?

Hi...I'm now 62, a male, and had 3 rounds of intensive chemo with radiation in 1992. now I've been getting frequent colds/viruses and wonder if my immune system is beginning to falter. Does any type of care provider believe this may be the case? I'm otherwise in good health and do not drink, smoke (cigs or pot), or take drugs. I get rest and eat ok, but not terrific. plenty of regular exercise with resting afterward. lost health insurance recently after 10 yrs coverage (laid off). thanks.

 
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Re: Long-term chemo/radiation side effects?

I'm not and never have been a health care worker, but as no-one seems to have answered you, I'm offering you my 2 cents. I've had 2 bouts of radiotherapy am now 68 and have not had so much as a cold for the last 5 years. I suspect that if anything your immune system has been degraded by the stress of being laid off and all the worry that comes from suddenly being unemployed.

Hope things get better for you.
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