Podcast: What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines and Bladder Cancer with Dr. Seth Lerner and Dr. Laila Woc-Colborn

March 1, 2021

Advocacy Groups | <b>Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network</b>

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a difficult disease even more complicated for bladder cancer patients. Many have pressing questions about how getting the COVID vaccine can impact their disease and treatment. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has answers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a difficult disease even more complicated for bladder cancer patients. Many have pressing questions about how getting the COVID vaccine can impact their disease and treatment. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has answers.

In a "Bladder Cancer Matters" podcast available now, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Seth Lerner of Baylor College of Medicine, a urologic oncologist, and Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, an infectious disease doctor at Emory Healthcare about COVID vaccines for bladder cancer patients.

Among the topics they cover are:

Is one type of COVID vaccine better than another?

How can bladder cancer patients minimize the risk of a COVID vaccination interfering with their treatment?

How should patients time their vaccination with their treatment schedules?

Are there vaccine side effects that are similar to bladder cancer treatment side effects?

Can BCG reduce the risk of getting COVID?

This podcast episode was brought to you by FerGene and Merck, proud sponsors of Bladder Cancer Matters.

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