A 68-year-old female asked:
I am 60 got shingles after a cortisone shot two weeks ago.Now I read online there is a risk of getting cancer after shingles.I am scared.Is that true?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not true: Shingles does not cause or lead to cancer. But there is some reason to believe that your immune system may not be perfectly healthy which has lead to development of Shingles. But it is not always easy to measure the immune function other than checking your blood counts and pursuing any news symptoms suggestiive of any further developments such as Cancer..
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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