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COVID Vaccines and Mammograms: What You Need To Know About Timing Your Imaging After Your Shot

March 25, 2021

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Presented by Michigan Medicine

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently created a new guideline stating that people should wait to get imaging like mammographs until four to six weeks after their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is because the vaccine can cause swollen lymph nodes, a normal side effect as the body produces antibodies to defend itself against the virus.

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