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A 48-year-old member asked:

i understand cancer affects the immune system and stuff, so if i got something like a head cold, how dangerous would it be for me?

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Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: If you have cancer and your immunity was depressed sometimes a viral infection can become serious, so you should consult your oncologist if you have new symptoms. If you do not have cancer you do not have to worry about a head cold.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2013

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