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  • Writer's pictureSuzie Glassman

I got a 3rd Moderna vaccine dose at CVS because I have cancer.

I was worried about the side effects, but it was worth it.

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This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Andrea Kjelgaard, a nurse in Colorado, about receiving the Moderna vaccine. It has been edited for length and clarity. Editor's note: Kjelgaard and the author are friends.

My journey with cancer began in 2007. A year and a half earlier, doctors noticed a nodule in the right lower lobe of my lung during a scan for a kidney stone. They weren't sure what it was, so we agreed to take another scan in the future. When I went back, the nodule had grown from the size of a pea to a half dollar. I had a biopsy, and that's when I learned I had a rare cancer called epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, or EHE.

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