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Cancer And Corona Vaccination

Vaccination is one of the most  effective methods to protect ourselves against corona infection. In this regard, many cancer patients wish to know if  this vaccine is safe for them or not.

Let’s go through few queries…

Question 1):

 I am 60 yrs old and have received cancer treatment few years back. Can I take vaccine?

Answer:

Yes. In general, men and women treated for cancer and have completed treatment years ago, can go ahead with vaccination just as the general population.

Question 2):

I  am 45 yrs old and was diagnosed with breast cancer recently. I completed chemotherapy last week, following an operation. When can I take the vaccine?

Answer: You need to wait for 3 to 4 weeks, so that the blood cells  recover from chemotherapy effect and your natural immunity comes back,

 Question 3):

 I  recently underwent surgery for colon cancer. Based on the biopsy report doctor has advised chemotherapy and it’s scheduled to start within the next 14 days. Can I take vaccine?

Answer: You need to discuss with your oncologist before getting vaccinated, as it depends on the severity of cancer and and the urgency to start chemotherapy.

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