Toluca / 07.24.2021 09:11:10
Cancer patients may be candidates for the covid-19 vaccine, as long as your health allows itThis will also depend on your treating physician’s own recommendations.
In this regard, the doctor Rodrigo Jasso Barranco reported that cEach case requires a very particular analysis, as it will depend on the type of cancer you are facing, as well as the phase of treatment, therefore recommended to approach your specialist doctor and dispel all doubts on the possibility of receiving the vaccine against covid-19.
The specialist said that each of the cases represents certain complexities since both medications and other factors interfereTherefore, he reiterated the importance of clarifying all doubts with his treating physician.
“There are several clinical scenarios, we have patients who are obviously no longer undergoing any treatment and who are already in a follow-up or surveillance period, in those patients the vaccine is extremely useful, it does not cause any risk and we can apply it without any commitment ”.
He indicated that in those patients who are receiving some treatment, either surgery or chemotherapies, the recommendation is assess the effect of chemotherapy or surgery for two to three weeks and after that, if they do not present any alteration in terms of the immune system, no alteration in terms of laboratory tests, the vaccine can be applied safely.
Within the framework of the work of the XIV Health Congress 2021 of the Academia Mexiquense de Medicina AC, the specialist stressed the importance of maintaining preventive measures in this sector of the population, since it is still considered a risk group for covid-19.
He mentioned that within the institutions of the health sector they have multidisciplinary teams that allow decision-making regarding the prioritization of cancer patients and, based on the available resources, provide the best model for treatment.
“We must always ensure to reduce the risk of contagion, establish all measures.”
He pointed out that in the case of these patients it is extremely important to stay at home for as long as possible and if necessary go out taking care of all sanitary measures, such as the use of face masks, mask, alcohol gel, as well as not going to places with high concentrations of people.