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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Myths and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccines may be impacting the decisions you make about whether to get vaccinated – or what to do once you’ve gotten the vaccine.

To help separate fact from fiction, we asked our medical experts to weigh in on several common myths and misconceptions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines.

1. Myth: You shouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re currently receiving cancer treatment.

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BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated Aug. 11, 2020

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make it easier for patients to see a doctor without leaving home, MD Anderson...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Want to help a friend or loved one facing cancer during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but not sure how?

“Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus, so it’s critical to practice social distancing to help protect them from COVID-19,” says Roy Chemaly, M.D., our infectious diseases and infection control specialist.

At the same time, it’s important to understand that for many cancer patients, social...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated on June 24, 2020

The best things you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are practicing social...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

The holiday season can be stressful. That’s often even more true for cancer patients and their loved ones, who may be struggling to get in...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

When someone you know receives a cancer diagnosis, you want to help. But how?

Instead of asking what you can do to help, it’s usually...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Cancer often brings a lot of questions and unknowns, especially when it comes to treatment options, side effects and what to expect — and...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...