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COVID vaccine may lead to a harmless lump in your armpit, so women advised to delay mammograms for 6 weeks – The Conversation AU

As Australian women over 50 prepare to have their COVID shot, they need to factor in timing of their mammogram. Here’s why.



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Australian women are being asked to think about the timing of breast cancer screening as they prepare to receive their COVID vaccine.
This is in light of US evidence that a normal consequence of COVID vaccination, temporary swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit, may interfere with how doctors interpret mammograms.
So women have been advised to either have a mammogram first, or delay it until six weeks after vaccination, to avoid any confusion.
This advice is particularly relevant now we are…

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