Even very low dose of Chemotherapy is so toxic that it starts killing the fast-growing cancer cells as well as the good cells, thereby reducing the immunity to fight against infection. Once the White Blood Corpuscle (WBC) count goes down, out of the blue, the patient gets infected with Pneumonia and runs high temperature as 103°F. This fever with sever cough may become fatal unless treated with heavy antibiotics. The symptoms include:
- Throat pain
- Chest pain due to sever cough
- High Fever
- Body Pain
- Blood in sputum
The patient becomes so helpless and starts hallucinating. It becomes a nightmare for the family members till the fever breaks as soon as the patient flushes out the virus through urine.
You may wonder how the patient got infected inspite of taking safety measures such as:
- Bathing regularly
- Sanitizing hands frequently
- Eating food that is boiled for minimum 20 minutes
- Using mouth wash
- Staying away from infected people
- Avoiding injuries
A common man might not be aware that viruses exist within the body in dormant condition. Those viruses reactive due to low immunity and starts infecting the weak body.
Even though the fever breaks down, the patient will have to take a chest X-ray and sputum test to confirm the type of virus to be treated. Mostly Pneumonia affects the compromised immunity.
If the cancer patient is infected, the patient will be too vulnerable to undergo Chemotherapy till there is a complete recovery. So there will be a delay in the chemo cycle.