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Does Lupron compromise immune system?

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Thinking of getting third COVID shot, not sure if being on ADT for prostate cancer justifies doing so. Have had 6 three month shots thus far.

Is my immune system compromised?

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The opposite. It might increase your immunity.

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Dracus in reply to Tall_Allen

So, I guess we don’t know. My MO is on vacation so I won’t get his opinion for a while. I have an appointment next week for the shot but I’m not sure if it’s necessary. Thanks

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Tall_Allen in reply to Dracus

prostatecancer.news/2020/04...

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Dracus in reply to Tall_Allen

I’d like to see something more definitive and more resent in regard to Lupron. This is from 16 months ago. Things change rapidly. New information may be available that is contradictory.

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Tall_Allen in reply to Dracus

I haven't seen something more recent. Why would you expect it to be different?

I have this in my files:

" Comparing the total number of SARS-CoV-2-positive cases, prostate

cancer patients receiving ADT had a significantly lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with patients who did not receive ADT."

annalsofoncology.org/articl...

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Dracus in reply to Tall_Allen

I’m only trying to find out if I am immunocompromised. This is the only question I asked. Looking for a yes or know answer. Thanks for the info.

Have a great weekend.

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Tall_Allen in reply to Dracus

The answer is NO. I don't know how to make it any clearer.

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Dracus in reply to Tall_Allen

I don’t read minds. This is the first time you answered my question. However, the reference you quoted doesn’t substantiate your “no “ answer. Just because an ADT patient is at lower risk doesn’t necessary mean he isn’t immunocompromised and doesn’t need a third Covid injection.

Let’s just end this post

Thanks for your time.

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TomTom1111 in reply to Dracus

If you are only trying to find out if your are immunocompromised, then look at you latest labs otherwise it's anyone's guess.

Or get the third shot and relax.

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Dracus in reply to TomTom1111

What in my labs might indicate if I am immunocompromised? I’m not aware of anything. Maybe my labs are not complete enough. I don’t want another shot unless there is a good reason, such as being immunocompromised.

Thanks for your response.

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TomTom1111 in reply to Dracus

WBC counts

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Dracus in reply to TomTom1111

Thanks. I’ll check it out. Have a nice weekend.

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carlo8686 in reply to Dracus

The shot will be recommended for everyone soon and forever. Might as well get ready.

Don’t have to be immunocompromised to die of covid. What low testosterone has done for me is pushed me toward diabetes which is bad also. Get the shot save your butt. I’m sure you know someone who died that didn’t have cancer. Good luck

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Dracus in reply to carlo8686

Thanks. I agree and will be getting the booster shot.

Whats with attitude......i know this and its alll i no......cancer sux....lupron sux ...... you have cancer you're on Lupron I guess so your immune systems compromised get the freaking vaccine

It appears any sort of cancer is justification for the 3rd shot. Not that your immune system is necessarily compromised, but your ability to fight off the virus if you got it may be weakened by other body changes caused by ADT.

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Dracus in reply to Don_1213

I appreciate your reply. Thank you very much.

Based upon how FDA worded criteria for third shot, simply being treated for cancer is justification for getting a booster at this time. Just go get it.

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Dracus in reply to bigdoggatto

Thank you for replying. I made an appointment just now to have the shot on Wednesday at CVS. Stay well.

Check your WBC and absolute lymphocyte counts, especially if you’ve had radiation.

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