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A 33-year-old female asked:

My dad completed radiation trtmt for prostate cancer last year, as well as hormone therapy. was given all-clear @ follow-ups. how much effect would the treatment have on his immune system or would it have any effect @ this point (many months later)?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Immune system: I think his immune system is not impaired. I haven't seen patients like him have any long-term adverse effects from treatment such as repeated infections,etc.
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