Okay, here is something new I learned today.
The COVID-19 vaccine and your annual screening mammogram are important for your health.
But, some women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine develop swollen lymph nodes under their arm on the same side as their vaccine injection, which is a normal immune response to a vaccine.
You don’t want to to be told you have a cancerous nodes when it’s just due to getting the vaccine.
Avoid having a false positive result by following the guidelines listed below:
- If you have not started your vaccination process, please schedule your annual screening mammogram before your first vaccine dose
- If you have started your vaccination process, please postpone your annual screening mammogram until 6 weeks after your second vaccine dose