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How long does it take for your immunity to recover after chemo?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Depends: Immune recovery after chemotherapy depends on the chemotherapy type, combination, dose/intensity, duration as well as the characteristics of the patient. Some chemotherapies have long lasting immunosuppression such as Fludarabine whereas others wear off faster. Some therapies cause specific immune risks -- eg, Bortezomib and shingles/zoster or Alemtuzumab and cmv.

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