The patient’s lymph nodes are enlarged, which is a rare sign of breast cancer.
“When we see this, we cheer up and feel worried,” said Dr. Russ Grimm of Duke Health.
Doctors now know that this is caused by women who have recently received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The lymph nodes will swell on the side of the person receiving the injection.
How do we know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?
Green said: “This is a good thing, yes, because it means the vaccine is working. Your body is responding. You are having this immune response.”
However, the side effect is that these lumps will show up on mammograms and give false readings to breast cancer.
Green said that women only need to do some planning.
Cancer patients are “frustrated” because the adjustment of state priorities pushes them further down the waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine
Take a mammogram before the first COVID-19 vaccine or 4 to 6 weeks after the second injection.
Green said that whether you want to buy the Moderna vaccine or the Pzifer vaccine, the recommended schedule is the same.
The last thing doctors want is for women to cancel mammograms together, which usually happens in 2020.
“We are worried that women will skip two years, and we know that if we are screened regularly, we may get breast cancer as early as possible. Unfortunately, breast cancer is so common, and it is important that women follow closely to maintain their health. Thing, don’t let it slip.” Green said.
Tips for managing potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine
The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 45 to 54 receive screening every year. Women aged 55 and above are in good health and can be changed every two years.
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