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Shingles vaccine?

10 years 9 months ago #27347 by Melodie
All I can say is I had a bag case of the Shingles about 12 years ago and so I should get the vaccine to keep from getting it again; it does re-occur :angry: but I'm holding off as I am just not sure how it will affect me.

What I can say is....I pray I never get them again...they can be abolutely horrible; thought it was a bug bite so didn't get an antibiotic....lost two weeks from work. But better than a friend of mine who got it at age 60 and after suffering two years, took a medical retirement.

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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10 years 9 months ago #27315 by Nix
Sara Anne
I don't know about the Shingles vaccine, however, last Nov. I had to get a Whooping Cough vaccine, because my we were visiting my newborn grandson. I was worried about the body'd immunity fight the cancer and the vaccine.
I asked my Internist, Uro and Dr Lamm - all said it was fine, so I did.
If you are uneasy, ask your doctors or Dr Lamm.

Nix

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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10 years 9 months ago #27314 by Patricia
Good question....they've addressed everything but BCG intravesical
http://www.ccjm.org/content/76/1/45.short?rss=1
maybe write Merck?
Pat

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10 years 9 months ago #27313 by sara.anne
Does anyone know if there are any caveats on getting the shingles vaccine while you are undergoing BCG treatment? Not DURING the BCG, of course, but "in between?"

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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