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This COVID-19 vaccine side effect can be seen as a breast cancer sign

A warning has been issued for some odd COVID-19 vaccine side effects being mistakenly reported as signs of breast cancer.

Medical professionals have put out a warning for an odd vaccine side-effect that is causing some doctors to mistakenly think they are signs of breast cancer.

According to the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), a warning has been put out for women who recently have received a COVID-19 vaccine and who have found they have experienced an odd side effect – a lump in the lymph nodes of their armpit. For those that don’t know, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit can be a sign of breast cancer.

SBI recommends that women who have received a COVID-19 vaccine recently should wait four weeks to schedule a mammogram, as the swollen lymph nodes can mistakenly be reported as a sign of breast cancer. It should be noted that the SBI states lymphadenopathy (swelling) occurred in more than 1% of people in clinical trials of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

However, the SBI also says that the “true incidence rate” of these symptoms is “likely higher” with both vaccines and that most women who have experienced this side-effect may not have even noticed it. For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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