Women Experiencing Enlarged Breast Lymph Nodes After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Experiencing Enlarged Breast Lymph Nodes After COVID-19 Vaccination

Soon after the United States began rolling out experimental COVID-19 vaccines distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), doctors began seeing an influx of female patients making mammogram appointments after the women experienced enlarged lymph nodes, known as axillary lymphadenopathy, in the armpit area after receiving a dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.1

Laura Esserman, MD, Director of University of California San Francisco’s Breast Care Center said that their clinic is receiving an overwhelmingly large number of calls from women who have been given an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, who are concerned that swollen lymph nodes in the armpit area maybe a sign of breast cancer.2 She said, “I’m sure hundreds of thousands of women across the country will be affected by this for sure.”3

Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccines Can Cause Enlargement of Lymph Nodes

According to Yale Medicine, swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit was a recognized side effect in the clinical trials of the Moderna/NIAID and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.4 The New York Times reported that the Moderna study showed that “11.6 percent of patients reported swollen lymph nodes after the first dose, and 16 percent after the second dose. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine seems to have a lower incidence, with 0.3 percent of patients reporting it.”5

Lisa Mullen, MD, a radiologist at John Hopkins Medicine who specializes in breast imaging said:

 Lymph nodes under the arm where a person has gotten a vaccine can become enlarged as part of the normal immune response to the vaccine.6

Dr. Mullen says that enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits can occur after either the first or the second dose of the vaccine.7 She adds that not all vaccines cause swollen lymph nodes; however, the ones that cause a more intense immune response such as the COVID-19 vaccines, the shingles vaccines, the diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine, influenza vaccines and others, are more likely to affect lymph nodes. She also notes that getting multiple vaccines at the same time can cause enlarged lymph nodes as well.8

Enlarged Lymph Nodes from COVID-19 Vaccines Affecting Mammograms, CT Scans, MRIs and Ultrasounds

Medical professionals are witnessing enlarged lymph nodes on imaging scans such as mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds. This has raised concerns among those unfamiliar with this side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. This has been the case for some women who have had mammograms showing  enlarged nodes that looks very similar to what could be an early sign of breast cancer.9

Constance Lehman, MD, PhD, Chief of Breast Imaging and co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital said that as COVID-19 vaccination rates increase, radiologists should expect to see increasing numbers of patients with enlarged lymph nodes on imaging exams. They recommend that imaging centers document COVID-19 vaccination information on all patient forms and ensure that this information is easily available to radiologists at the time the image is interpreted.10

In cases where the patient has recently received the COVID-19 vaccine, no additional imaging tests are needed for swollen lymph nodes unless the swelling persists or if the patient has other health concerns.11

Brita Roy, MD, MPH, an internal medicine physician and director of population health for Yale Medicine said:

At Yale, we have been talking to our breast radiologists and the national radiology associations. Ideally, you would not have a mammogram scheduled within a month of receiving your last dose of an mRNA vaccine. However, if schedules are full, postponing it might mean having to go a very long time. So, if it’s possible to have your mammogram done before you are vaccinated, that’s ideal.12


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1 Pena L. Vaccine side effects: Why women are mistaking swollen lymph nodes for breast cancer. ABC Chicago May 4, 2021.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.
4 MacMillan C. Medical Experts Spread Word About Harmless COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions. Yale Medicine Mar. 30, 2021.
5 Grady D. A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer. The New York Times Mar. 1, 2021.
6 Mullen LM. COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Affect Your Mammogram Results? Hopkins Medicine Mar. 29, 2021.
7 Ibid.
8 Ibid.
9 MacMillan C. Medical Experts Spread Word About Harmless COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions. Yale Medicine Mar. 30, 2021.
10 Lamb L, Lehman C. The implications of swollen lymph nodes following COVID-19 vaccination. Mass General Mar. 2, 2021.
11 Ibid.
12 MacMillan C. Medical Experts Spread Word About Harmless COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions. Yale Medicine Mar. 30, 2021.

9 Responses to "Women Experiencing Enlarged Breast Lymph Nodes After COVID-19 Vaccination"

  1. Tom   August 9, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    The list of negative reactions to experimental mRNa injections is going to grow exponentially over the next 1-5 years. All this should have been part of the 10 year trials before one person was injected with these poisons. We had light speed injection programs and now we are going to see light speed injuries and deaths.

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  2. CATT WHITE   August 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    It makes a lot of sense. The lymph system is one of the lines of defense against toxins and poisons, in the body and pharmaceuticals including vaccines are just that. Many people are learning the hard way that they put their trust where it did not belong.

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    • JennyM   August 16, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      Several of my family members did that, and they paid with their lives. It’s so sad and frustrating to see how inept and wrong the allopathic medical business is. Any real cures are suppressed.

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  3. Shirley G   August 10, 2021 at 7:21 am

    The article did not say how long the swelling will last. Is it advisable to get the vaccine if you have been recently treated for grade 2 DCIS breast cancer and are presently on targeted hormone therapy?

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    • Redpill   August 10, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      Why would you get a vaccine that doesn’t immunize, prevent infection, or stop transmission? In fact, it’s not a vaccine according to Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA tech. It’s a gene-based therapy. According to the biodistribution study the spike protein doesn’t stay in the arm, it breaks off and circulates in the body having the most impact on the ovaries. You’re better off taking Ivermectin.

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  4. Neville walters   August 10, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Redpill,, Great point, well stated, only trouble seems to be,, SHEEP cant read! (& so, sadly, they end up as lamb chops or roasted). Can u pls provide link or reference details for the statement / article from Dr Robert Malone, as Ive seen it before but lost it. Ta Nev.

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  5. JennyM   August 16, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    A family member of mine (who you can’t tell ANYTHING to, she knows it all of course) has cancer and (foolishly) got the shot. She went for a CT scan a few days ago after they poisoned her….oh I mean, “treated her” with chemo and they showed some of her lymph nodes are swollen. Since I read this, I wonder if it’s due to her taking the shot. Of course, she doesn’t seem to care that it’s experimental, she just swallows whatever lies they tell her. It’s her body, of course.

    I won’t bother telling her that doctors bury their mistakes…..

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  6. Siouxie   August 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Nurse says to Doc: “that guy you just gave a vaccine to just dropped dead outside the office.“ Doc to Nurse: “turn him around so it looks like he is coming in”

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