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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you may be thinking about getting an antibody test to see if the vaccine “worked.” Or, if you donate blood at MD Anderson Blood Bank or elsewhere, you may get back your antibody test results after you donate blood.

Antibody testing identifies individuals who may have developed an immune response after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 disease.

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Illustration of SARS-CoV2, the coronavirus responsive for COVID-19, with antibodies

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With three COVID-19 vaccines now authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you might be wondering which vaccine...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines earlier this month for those who’ve gotten vaccinated against...

BY Shanley Chien

Could getting a COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram or other diagnostic imaging exams?

Physicians at MD Anderson are seeing an uptick in mammograms and other diagnostic imaging exams showing potential findings that can be confused with cancer in patients who’ve recently received one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

This is due to a common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines...

Purple and pink illustration showing a COVID-19, a vaccine, a question mark and a breast image

BY Cynthia DeMarco

It’s rare for people to completely lose their sense of taste or smell. But noticeable – and usually temporary – changes to these...

BY Meagan Raeke

When Tim Hardesty walks the MD Anderson skybridge in short sleeves, he’s frequently stopped by employees and patients alike who notice the...

BY Shanley Chien

Nanomedicine is a quickly emerging area of study that uses nanoparticles for drug delivery, diagnoses and in vivo imaging. While nanomedicine...

BY Danielle Underferth

Studies show that 70% of people who smoke want to quit. If you’re in that group, now is the perfect time to quit smoking.

Trying to...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

New strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have already been identified in four different countries, including the United...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated March 11, 2021

You’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a big, welcome milestone. After months of masking, social distancing...