‘Your lungs are filled with double pneumonia’: Breast exam leads to San Antonio woman’s COVID-19 diagnosis
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman says a breast exam led doctors to discover she had COVID-19, even though she wasn’t showing any symptoms. Joanne Garcia discovered a lump in her breast earlier this year and underwent several exams. “I actually went in to get a breast CT scan, so they could try and see where the cancer is,” Garcia said. “She goes, ‘I can’t see anything visible with your breast cancer on the CT scan because you have COVID lungs. “Luckily, because her lung reserve is tremendous because of her singing career, she had no shortness of breath,” said Dr. Maryam Elmi, breast surgical oncologist at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.