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I have cancer, am i more susceptible for meningitis?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Possibly: Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are immunosuppressed and at increased risk of developing infections including meningitis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the type: Of cancer and treatment. Some tumors and most treatments cause immune suppression and do make the patient more susceptible to infections, including meningitis.

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