Jul 06, 2011 - 6:06 pm
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has flown while undergoing chemotherapy. I would like to go away but there was an article in a cancer magazine advising people with cancer and flying to be very careful. Apparently, the problem comes about when their counts go down low and the air on a plane is not very good. My primary doc told me today that it wasn't really advisable because 98% of people that fly usually come down with a cold and a person whose immune system is compromised due to chemotherapy is more at risk. So, it was a little disappointing but I don't think I would want to get sick.
I was just wondering if anyone else flew and if they had any problems while undergoing chemotherapy.