I would really appreciate it if someone could inform those of us who are currently undergoing or have recently completed chemotherapy how compromised our immune systems are in relation to Covid-19. There seems to be no information on the web - except a general comment that those with cancer are at greater risk. That's a massive umbrella statement which gives no useful information. Is it the cancer itself, or the treatment that they're talking about? Do different types of chemotherapy have different impacts on immune systems? Should we be locking ourselves away from the world for the next few months? (OK, that was a suggestion deliberately over the top, but probably a starting point from where many of us are coming) As background information, I completed a course of CAPOX (for bowel cancer) on 8th January (for the oxaliplatin component) and 22nd January (for the capecitabine component). How long until my immune system is back to normal? How much is it compromised at the moment?
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.