LStockStudio / ShutterstockA doctor talks to a woman about to get a mammogram. Doctors have recently recommended women schedule their mammograms before getting their COVID-19 vaccine or 4-6 weeks after to avoid presenting symptoms similar to cancer symptoms on screenings. (LStockStudio / Shutterstock)
Many women are aware of how important breast cancer screenings are for detecting signs of the disease early on, but doctors recently released new guidelines in this era of COVID vaccines after some lookalike symptoms started popping up.
Swollen lymph nodes — a symptom that often leads to a cancer diagnosis — have been found in women who do not actually have cancer but have received the COVID vaccine recently.
“What we’re seeing is women who have gotten the COVID vaccine, we’re