What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines and Bladder Cancer with Dr. Seth Lerner and Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn

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Dr. Seth Lerner
Dr. Seth Lerner of the Baylor College of Medicine.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a difficult disease even more complicated for bladder cancer patients.  Should those undergoing treatment for the disease get vaccinated before having a procedure or surgery?  What about getting a vaccine either before, during or after chemotherapy?

Dr. Seth Lerner of Baylor College of Medicine, a bladder cancer doctor, and Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, an infectious disease doctor at Emory Healthcare, tackle these questions and more with “Bladder Cancer Matters” host Rick Bangs.

They also discuss:

Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn of Emory University Hospital
Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn of Emory University Hospital.
  • Does the vaccination reduce or completely eliminate one’s risk of contracting the virus?
  • Is one type of vaccine better?
  • How can patients minimize the risk of a COVID vaccination interfering with their bladder cancer treatment?
  • How should patients time their vaccination with their treatment schedules?
  • Are there COVID vaccine side effects that are similar to bladder cancer treatment side effects?
  • Can BCG reduce the risk of getting COVID?

This podcast episode was brought to you by Merck, a proud sponsor of Bladder Cancer Matters.

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