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Reactivated varicella zoster virus disease is a painful and potentially severe infectious complication of immuno-suppression that, for example, can affect patients with cancer.1–3 An effective zoster vaccine has been used in elderly people for several years, but there is a risk for severe side effects in immunocompromised people, and deaths have been reported.4,5 More recently, a subunit vaccine was introduced and has been shown to be effective in the elderly population.6 A randomised trial also showed effectiveness and safety of this vaccine in patients who had undergone autologous stem cell transplantation.NEXT ARTICLE
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Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...