All you need to know about COVID-19 and other vaccines.
A signed copy of John Boyages’ must-read book for adult patients with cancer wanting the latest advice about vaccinations before and after treatment.
Author of other Taking Control Books: Breast Cancer; DCIS and Male Breast Cancer
In Cancer and Vaccinations: Taking Control, learn:
Which vaccines to have before or after your cancer treatment
What vaccines to avoid during your cancer treatment
How to reduce your chances of an unwanted infection
The common and uncommon complications after vaccination
How to avoid lymphoedema after a vaccination
All about the COVID-19 vaccines in the context of previous cancer
The risk of rare blood clots or heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination
How to reduce the risk of shingles, pneumonia, and whooping coughNote from the author
Australia Day 2017, when I was recognised with an Order of Australia award, was a bitter-sweet moment, as the day before, I had received my first dose of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After eight months off work, I too became a ‘cancer survivor’. My treatment team didn’t talk to me about vaccinations, and I suspect you may be in the same situation. In 2020 my nephew, a general practitioner, called me and said I needed to be vaccinated for shingles, pneumonia, and whooping cough, especially because of my previous cancer treatment. I started doing my own research to help my patients and me.
Professor John Boyages, AM,MD,PhD