My husband had lymphoma and works part time with the public , he had radiotherapy in September, would he be classed as vulnerable, do you think he should self isolate for 12 weeks
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If your husbands lymphoma is now in remission and his blood tests have been stable then immunity wise would not pose more of a risk.
However I agree it’s sensible to err on side of caution and ensure adherence to government guidance but based on the information you have given I would not say he needs to be shielded entirely for 12 weeks
It would be good to check this with the haematologist at the hospital as well.
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I am not an expert, and I do think your husband should call his oncologist to verify the situation, but I understand that Lymphoma may be one of the cancers that is deemed to cause a person to be more vulnerable. A friend of mine who had Lymphoma, has received a govt message saying she should self-isolate for 12 weeks. Unless your husband has a role that is part of a key worker position, it is best to follow the govt guidelines and remain at home until it is safer to be mingling with people.
Lizzie our Oncology expert may also have more knowledge concerning this for you, I am sure she will respond as well (@LizzyB73 Thanks Liz!).
I hope both of you are able to remain safe and healthy, please take care,
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