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Topic: Updated content on the COVID-19 vaccine

Forum: All things COVID-19 or coronavirus —

A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021 10:43AM

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As more people are becoming eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you may want to read our updated information on what people with or at risk for breast cancer should know about them. Of note: The CDC says people who have had an allergic reaction to polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate (ingredients in certain cancer medicines) may need to avoid the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. Also, the Society of Breast Imaging has recommended that people avoid having a mammogram for at least a month after being vaccinated to avoid a false positive."

Read more here: Can people with breast cancer get a COVID-19 vaccine? and let us know if you have questions.

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Feb 27, 2021 06:37AM Jelson wrote:

Here are some new recommendations regarding covid-19 vaccines and mammograms

"When women undergo breast imaging shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in the arm, their tests may show swollen lymph nodes in the armpit area. Radiologists say that this is usually a normal finding, and if there are no other concerns, no additional imaging tests are needed unless the lymph nodes remain swollen for more than six weeks after vaccination. The team has published an approach to help avoid delays in both vaccinations and breast cancer screening."

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+

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