Plus with all the blood draws for pre-scans, pre and post-surgery, and this or that appointment, I felt kind of like being stalked by a vampire for most of last year
Soooo needless to say I was surprised to learn that as a lung cancer ‘survivor’ I could NOT donate blood.
In further conversation I learned that since I had only surgery for Stage 1, with no chemotherapy nor radiation and that with no evidence of metastasis that I could be re-considered in 5 years. Additionally I learned that different cancers have different time protocols for blood donations.
Curiously on the other hand, for everyone and anyone else, I discovered an article reporting that donating blood “reduces cancer risks ... especially colon, liver, throat and lung cancer"
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/
My Lung Cancer Odyssey @ http://lung-cancer-survivor.blogspot.com/