Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps no longer has a formal partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center. We currently provide comprehensive cancer care through Scripps Cancer Center.
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