COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect May Mimic Breast Cancer Symptoms

COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway across the country. Chills, fever, headache and fatigue have been reported in many people who have received the vaccine.

New reports raise concerns that another side effect—swollen lymph nodes under the arm—may be causing breast cancer scares in women.

So what should patients know before receiving their vaccine? The American Cancer Society and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend women schedule their mammogram either before receiving the vaccine or four to six weeks after getting it. Learn more here.

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