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Is a common cold or the flu likely to reduce affect immune system sufficiently to allow the recurrence of a head/neck cancer?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The immune system is more likely to be affected by chemotherapy than by a cold or the flu.

In brief: No
The immune system is more likely to be affected by chemotherapy than by a cold or the flu.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Ted Strange
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No prrof over time to show any relationship of htis.

In brief: No
No prrof over time to show any relationship of htis.
Dr. Ted Strange
Dr. Ted Strange
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Having a cold does not reduce the immune system. In fact, the whole problem with the common cold is that it is a disease in which the immune system over-enthusiastically attacks a mild virus, causing all of the miserable symptoms we know and love.
If anything having a cold is a sign of a robust immune system and shouldn't have any implications with head or neck cancer.

In brief: No
Having a cold does not reduce the immune system. In fact, the whole problem with the common cold is that it is a disease in which the immune system over-enthusiastically attacks a mild virus, causing all of the miserable symptoms we know and love.
If anything having a cold is a sign of a robust immune system and shouldn't have any implications with head or neck cancer.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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