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TRURO, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: A staff nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer Covid-19 vaccinations as the hospital began their vaccination programme on December 9, 2020 in Truro, United Kingdom. More than 50 hospitals across England were designated as covid-19 vaccine hubs, the first stage of what will be a lengthy vaccination campaign. NHS staff, over-80s, and care home residents will be among the first to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which recently received emergency approval from the country's health authorities. (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images)

Women who get the COVID-19 vaccination should wait before getting a mammogram, according to doctors.

The reason behind the wait?  Research shows lymph node swelling can be a side effect of the vaccine.  As a result, this could lead to false positives in a mammogram.  A swollen lymph node can be difficult to distinguish from cancer.

Experts recommend waiting 4 to 6 weeks after your final vaccine before getting your mammogram.  But you should always consult with your doctor before canceling any appointments.

Reminder- the American Cancer Society recommends women ages 45-55 get a mammogram every year, and every two years at 55 and older.

(Source: Essence)