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

Brian Wojciechowski, MD, explains the type of blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and what people who've had that vaccine need to know.
Apr 16, 2021
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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

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 February 11, 2022, 9:21 PM

 
 
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