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klippe
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Joined: Apr 2003

I am done with chemo and almost done with radiation, but now they tell me I have just contracted Hepatitis B...that is the one from needles and/or sex. Anyone else had this happen...and what should I do??? I think I got it at cancer treatment center!!!??? klippe

DeeNY711
Posts: 482
Joined: Apr 2003

The information you received is only partially accurate. You can also get Hepatitis B from contact with saliva, blood, or urine of an infected person or vertical transmission from mother to child. Although you just received notification, it is possible Hep B has been there for decades without you knowing. All of the needles at the Cancer Treatment center are sterile, and you do not come in contact with the bodily fluids of others there, either. You need to speak with a physician who knows accurate Hep B info.

klippe
Posts: 7
Joined: Apr 2003

Thanks...have spoken with family physician, No evidencde of Hep B in my history. No evidence of it in my cbc during chemo...only after my last chemo...and have had no direct contact with any body fluids of anyone that I know of. Physician mystified. How should I pursue this? klippe

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