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Hi – this is Barb – son Greg had T cell transplant in Sept /18. Still no cancer, but he came down with shingles ion his eye and scalp. It has been pretty awful. He had his transplant at the wonderful Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Has this happened to anyone else?

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@smokie, oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Greg getting shingles (herpes zoster). Because cancer treatment weakens the immune system, cancer patient are predisposed opportunistic infection, like shingles. The risk is higher for people with blood cancers than solid tumor cancers as this article explains.

– People With Cancer May Face Greater Shingles Risk https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190109/people-with-cancer-may-face-greater-shingles-risk

How is the shingles outbreak being treated? How's he feeling?

Hello Barb, Bob here. I did not get shingles since my treatment. I did however receive a immunization regimen which started about a year after treatment. This consisted of the regular childhood immunization such as, Influenza, Tdap, Hep B, Pneumococcal and shingles.

Did Greg receive any of these? Is he scheduled to?

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