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Denver (CBS4) – Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an easy task for most people, but some women have found that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have caused worrying side effects. The vaccine can cause swelling of lymph nodes, which can reflect the signs of breast cancer.
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Even radiologists who specialize in breast imaging were shocked.
“Initially, I would panic,” said Dr. Bridget Rogers, a mammography radiologist at Solis X.
She knew that swollen lymph nodes could be a sign of breast cancer. Therefore, in early January, she was shocked.
She told CBS4 health expert Kathy Walsh (Kathy Walsh): “I have a large, visible, painful lump.”
The day before, Rogers had the second COVID-19 injection, the Pfizer vaccine. She knew that a possible side effect was swollen lymph nodes.
She said: “I tried to reassure myself by remembering that this is actually a sign that the vaccine is performing its due role, activating your immune system,”
Rogers admitted that she took an ultrasound glance.
She said: “The patience to experience is always different.” “I was relieved that it started to improve rather than deteriorate the next day.”
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Rogers is not alone. She showed CBS4 a mammogram of another physician who received the vaccine.
“So this is last year. These are the swollen lymph nodes this year.”
Dr. Stephanie Miller, breast surgeon and medical director of the Breast Program at Ross Medical Center, said: “I have been trying to warn women in advance.”
Miller said: “We don’t want anyone to participate in the vaccine program.”
She said that the incidence of breast cancer has not decreased during the pandemic. She tells the woman to take the mammogram and then lets the mammography center know if you have a vaccine recently.
She said: “So that we can make a correct interpretation of what we see.”
Miller said that postponing this year’s mammogram will have consequences.
Miller said: “Women will develop and show breast cancer in the later stages of the game, and we hope to minimize this situation as much as possible.”
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She didn’t want to panic women. Her message is COVID-19 vaccination and mammograms, which are important to your health.