World Brain Tumour Day and Covid-19
This feature will provide a clear impression regarding Covid-19 vaccination among cancer patients
In the year 2000, the German Brain Tumor Association announced World Brain Tumor Day on June 8. Since then, every year, this day is observed to make people aware of brain tumour.
Being a health and wellness web portal, Fit Northeast feel privileged to forward a feature regarding vaccination and brain tumour patients.
On the occasion of this day, a doctor had to say that people, especially the ones with a malignant brain tumour, are grouped in the high-risk category. A cancer patient undergoes chemotherapy that affects the immune system and makes them more susceptible to other infections and Covid. So, the cancer patients and those under chemotherapy should take the vaccines as well as they can.
Covid belongs to the family of Coronavirus, which shows symptoms like flu and, if not treated in time, can affect the respiratory system. Cancer patients are particularly vulnerable to such infections.
A cancer patient undergoes chemotherapy that affects the immune system and makes them more susceptible to other infections and Covid. So, the cancer patients and those under chemotherapy should take the vaccines as well as they can.
Dr Kalyan Bommakanti, a senior consultant and Neuro & Spine surgeon at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, says that the Covid vaccine has been tested on people with different chronic underlying conditions. On those who are at extremely high risk in comparison to the general population.
According to him, the Covid vaccine will offer safety to the body and makes the immunity strong to fight the disease.
Another senior doctor had to say that the vaccine shots can be given to patients undergoing radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal therapies.
The doctor treating the patients can advise at which period of the treatment it will be perfect for taking the vaccine shot.
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