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I have breast cancer, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Chemo? yes
If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, this is a possibility.
Chemo kills cancer cells but also weakens the immune system, which protects us from germs and bacterial infections. Be sure to keep track of your surroundings take take precautions to not expose yourself to others that are sick.

In brief: Chemo? yes
If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, this is a possibility.
Chemo kills cancer cells but also weakens the immune system, which protects us from germs and bacterial infections. Be sure to keep track of your surroundings take take precautions to not expose yourself to others that are sick.
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: No.
There is nothing unique about breast cancer that would make you more prone to sepsis.
Hoiwever, chemotherapy does temporarily affect your response to infection; if you are receiving chemotherapy at present, the answer would be "yes".

In brief: No.
There is nothing unique about breast cancer that would make you more prone to sepsis.
Hoiwever, chemotherapy does temporarily affect your response to infection; if you are receiving chemotherapy at present, the answer would be "yes".
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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