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& Breast Cancer

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources on the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you think that you may have the COVID-19 virus, you can use this self-assessment tool. You can learn more about Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans, including information on how to get vaccinated or register for vaccinated in your province or territory. Information on COVID-19 response plans, telehealth contact information and cancer centres across Canada can be found here.

If you have any questions about the impact of COVID-19 as a breast cancer patient, email us at

With the arrival and approval of various COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, you may have questions and concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccines as a breast cancer patient. We have put together a blogpost in collaboration with oncologists across Canada to provide you with more information on the COVID-19 vaccine as it concerns cancer patients. 

You can find links to COVID-19 vaccine related resources below.

Updates and News on COVID-19 Vaccines


Individuals who suffer from lymphedema in both arms may want to consider getting their vaccine in their thigh. Read more


Chair of NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) Dr. Caroline Quach speaks on the messaging surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Canada issues an update on the use of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine in people younger than 55 years old.
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Canada issues a statement on the safety of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine.
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Doctors are hoping to raise public awareness about one of the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, swelling under the armpit which may show up on mammograms during breast cancer screening. 
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COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer Resources

Oncologists Share What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Every Tuesday from 6PM to 7PM (Eastern) on Zoom, Medical Oncologist Dr. Simron Singh hosts a webinar to provide up-to-date information on cancer, COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines and answers any question you may have.
Learn more and register



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