After my ART, my GP gave me a permanent antibiotic Rx, and warned me to RUN, not walk, away from any situation where someone had so much as the sniffles.
The RO said no, I wouldn't have issues, but my white blood cells have never returned to the lowest of minimum levels. Flying up to Rochester I was eating doxycycline like candy, and did manage to avoid whatever croup the woman in the next seat had. Thankfully.
I've always found it interesting that my GP knows a lot more about
the long-term issues of RT than the RO, but it does make sense. Once the machine stops that last cycle, the RO sends you on your way. The GP sees us for life.
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My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) - www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808
HT (Lupron) 6-mo injection 9/12, 6/14, 12/14 (no more vacations), 7/15
Prolia 6-mo inj 12/12, 06/13, 12/13, 6/14, 12/14, 6/15
Casodex started 12/14, end 3/15/15 after psa 30% rise