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COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Treatment

Dr. Brian Wojciechowski, medical oncologist, discusses deciding which breast cancer treatments should be delayed, treatment and its effect on the immune system, and important things to know about breast cancer and COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020

On the discussion boards and on our Facebook page, people are talking about doctor and treatment appointments being delayed or cancelled because of COVID-19. And many people whose appointments haven’t been cancelled are scared to go out.

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

  • the general recommendations oncologists are following when deciding which treatments should be delayed

  • which breast cancer treatments can compromise the immune system and how long it takes the immune system to recover

  • the most important things someone being treated for breast cancer should know about COVID-19

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 June 29, 2022, 2:49 PM

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