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News Update: How COVID-19 Vaccines Can Affect Mammograms

Scripps MD Anderson cancer expert shares insights with NBC 7

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Scripps MD Anderson cancer expert shares insights with NBC 7

Cancer experts nationwide are reporting an uptick in mammograms that show enlarged lymph nodes, which are a common side effect of COVID-19 vaccines and can also be an indicator of breast cancer.


Nikunj Patel, MD, was recently interviewed by NBC 7 News to discuss what women should know about when to get your vaccine if you have a screening mammogram planned. Dr. Patel is director of oncologic imaging at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and is a Scripps Clinic physician.


See the coverage on NBC 7: COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Can Mimic Breast Cancer in Mammograms

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