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Topic: J&J COVID Vaccine & Blood Clots: What This Means for Dx Ppl

Forum: All things COVID-19 or coronavirus —

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2021 02:21PM

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J&J COVID Vaccine and Blood Clots: What This Means for People With Breast Cancer

April 13, 2021

Brian wojciechowski md final 6340

Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have recommended that use of the Johnson & Johnson-Janssen COVID-19 vaccine be paused because six cases of what's called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with thrombocytopenia have been diagnosed after people received the vaccine. Basically, a blot clot was found in the veins that drain blood from the brain, and the people also had very low levels of platelets, a type of cell that helps the blood to clot.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain:

  • what these rare clots are and how they happen
  • what people who've received the J&J vaccine should know
  • how he's advising his patients with breast cancer

Running time: 22:08

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Apr 21, 2021 04:13AM Rah2464 wrote:

Mods - thank you for posting this so helpful.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 23, 2021 12:05PM Moderators wrote:

You're welcome Rah2464!

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