Screening mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine

abril 10, 2021
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Reports of some patients developing swollen lymph nodes after a COVID-19 vaccination has raised questions about whether screening mammograms should be rescheduled due to concerns that this finding could be mistaken for a potential breast cancer diagnosis. 

«If you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccination, it’s still important to come in for your screening mammogram,» says Dr. Kristin Robinson, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic in Florida. «Let your mammogram technologist know that you’ve had the vaccine and which arm it was administered in. This information will be helpful in understanding the mammogram images.»

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