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HIV and Cancer Treatment
Jun 23, 2004

I am getting ahead of myself a bit but think this is a good question anyway, I recently found a lump in my breast and am being tested for breast cancer, I have also had HIV and Hep C for eight years, what are the risks to an HIV patient if they have to go through chemo or radiation treatment? thank you

Response from Dr. Henry

I have had numerous HIV patients undergo therapy for a wide range of cancers (some AIDS related and some not). In general if the HIV status is OK (virus under control, CD4 count >> 200--then things seem to go OK. I sometimes will change the HIV meds around some to avoid interactions or additive toxicities (such as switching off AZT if the bone marrow is a concern). KH

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