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Mayo Clinic Minute: Mammograms, COVID-19 vaccines and timing [Video]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Mammograms, COVID-19 vaccines and timing

If you are due for your annual breast cancer screening and vaccinations, including vaccinations for flu and COVID-19, you may want to consider timing to avoid any concerns. That’s because some people can have swelling in their underarm where they receive the shot. That’s a normal sign the vaccine is working. However, swelling could cause a false reading on a mammogram.

Dr. Kristin Robinson, a diagnostic radiologist at the Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic explains why timing may help avoid false positives.

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