Women Who Get Vaccinated Should Wait Before Getting A Mammogram


Female doctor talking to her patient and adjusting her position to do a mammogram

Female doctor talking to her patient and adjusting her position to do a mammogram

Doctors say women who get the COVID-19 vaccine should wait before getting a mammogram.  Here's why: Research shows that lymph node swelling can be a side effect of the vaccine. That can lead to false positives in a mammogram, because the swollen nodes can be difficult to distinguish from cancer.
Experts suggest waiting 4 to 6 weeks after your final vaccine dose for a mammogram - although you should consult with your doctor before canceling any appointments. The American Cancer Society recommends that women ages 45-55 get a mammogram every year, and every two years at 55 and older. [Essence]

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