Although it’s difficult for us to advise on individual cases, many people have been in contact wondering if a previous diagnosis of breast cancer means they are more at risk of getting the coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s understandable that you are wondering about your own situation.
As far as we know, the majority of people who have had breast cancer will not be at any higher risk and so can follow the advice given for the rest of the population. This includes those on hormone therapy or who have had radiotherapy to the breast and/or lymph nodes as part of their treatment.
Having lymph nodes removed does not affect the overall ability of the immune system to fight infection.
Those who may be at higher risk include anyone with low immunity, such as people currently having chemotherapy or people who have had chemotherapy in the last three months.
The latest COVID-19 guidance suggests to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work.
We cannot say if your immune system has fully recovered but as you do not mention if you have any underlying other medical conditions, you may want to discuss this further with your GP.