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Does Chemotherapy Increase the Risk of Common Infections?

Brian Wojciechowski, MD, discusses a study suggesting chemotherapy for breast cancer may increase risk of common infections.
Oct 19, 2016
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In this Breastcancer.org podcast, Dr. Brian Wojciechowski explains a study published in January 2016 suggesting that chemotherapy for breast cancer may increase the risk of common infections.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski talk about:

  • how the immune system works

  • how chemotherapy affects the immune system

  • when women who will be undergoing chemotherapy should get vaccines

  • steps you can take to support your immune system

About the guest
 
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Brian Wojciechowski, MD

Dr. Wojo is a medical oncologist outside of Philadelphia, PA, with Crozer Health. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and he is a speaker on medical ethics and the biology of cancer. Dr. Wojo sees cancer as a scientifically complex disease with psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.

— Last updated on May 2, 2022, 4:52 PM

 
 
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