Expert guidelines on COVID-19 vaccines and timing of breast screening tests
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COVID-19 vaccines work by helping the immune system destroy the virus. Lymph nodes are an important part of the immune system. COVID-19 vaccines may cause temporary swelling in some lymph nodes, which may look suspicious on a mammogram. The Society for Breast Imaging and other professional organizations have released recommendations for the timing of mammograms after COVID-19 vaccines. (3/30/21)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- When should I have a screening mammogram if I have been vaccinated for COVID-19?
- I have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19; when should I schedule my screening mammogram?
- I am experiencing swollen lymph nodes following my COVID-19 vaccination. What should I do?
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