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annette1947

I had a petscan and a couple of days before that I had a flushot in my left arm. I was going for my petct scan do to colon cancer that I had 6  years ago. The Pet was good the only thing they noticed was a lymph node that I had under my left arm had grown 1/8th of a centimeter from last year. Could it be from the flushot . I am seeing my oncologist next month. Some doctors said yes and some say no. What do you think?
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It seems as if the theory is that it doesn't happen, but the reality is that it does happen - maybe rarely. People with rare reactions will always have a tougher time of it in modern medicine, which is based on averages.

Here is a case study from 2011:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110855/
"False-Positive Hypermetabolic Lesions on Post-Treatment PET-CT after Influenza Vaccination"

But, that's not a big name journal, so it won't carry as much weight.
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