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To: dangerdoc
...on the other hand, people who never feel sick are statistically at slightly higher risk for cancer.

That's a little disconcerting. :) Has anyone investigated why that might be?

37 posted on 10/20/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT by agrace
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To: agrace

The same type of immune reaction that makes you ill with a virus is involved in killing cells that are turning malignant. The effect is minimal, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

The professor was talking about it as a trade off for all of those days in misery with colds.


40 posted on 10/20/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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Well, I am going to get to test out my hypothesis about your flu and the timing of your flu shot. I recieved my vaccination 1 week ago today, my son just came down with a fever and flu symptoms.

It is now a mad race between my immune system and the virus I probably have been exposed to for the last 2 days.

I’m going to be pretty bummed if I get the flu, it would be the first time since Reagan was president.


41 posted on 10/20/2009 7:48:18 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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