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i just went through cancer in 2010 and i have now been cancer free for a year. i was wondering if i could get a tattoo? i i went through chemotherapy and radiation and have wanted to get a tattoo for awhile but did not know since i had cancer and went thr

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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I don't think there are any contraindications. However, you should check with your oncologist if you want to be 100% sure. All the best.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes: Your question got cut off, but as long as you are not on any immunosuppressives (for gvhd after a bone marrow transplant, for example), you are ok to get a tattoo from a reputable artist that takes the necessary infectious disease risk precautions. You will not be at any increased risk compared to someone getting a tattoo who doesn't have a history of cancer treatment.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
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