A 20-year-old member asked:
I have cancer, am i more susceptible for staphylococcal infections?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pathology 44 years experience
Not much: Depends on the type of cancer and whether there's severe loss of white cells / immunoglobulins. The severe fast-acting staph infections are rare but much-feared. You can't avoid all staph but it's great to wash your hands often. A bacterial infection is often the final event in cancer but happens when it's clear the end is near -- let's hope instead you get a good outcome.
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Last updated Aug 25, 2019
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