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A 23-year-old female asked:

I've been sick 6 times this year with different viral/bacterial infections. should i be worried about leukemia?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Boost Immune system: Frequent illness doesn't necessarily point to cancer. It looks like you have been on a lot of antibiotics and although these help fight serious bacterial infections, if used too often they can lower your immune system. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria. When this happens in the gut the bad take over and the good cannot protect you.Then you get sick again. Probiotics, diet, etc. Can help.
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