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Is chemo an immunosuppressant?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell (prevent anemia) , platelets (prevent bleeding ) may go down making you prone for infection, anemia, bleeding.
Oncologist have meds to avoid this, they are very good at this. Stay strong, keep fighting.

In brief: Yes

Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell (prevent anemia) , platelets (prevent bleeding ) may go down making you prone for infection, anemia, bleeding.
Oncologist have meds to avoid this, they are very good at this. Stay strong, keep fighting.
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