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.
Peter, Brachytherapy in Guildford, England March 2008