Do breast implants have any bearing on breast cancer risk?
Breast Implants - Greater Risk of Cancer?
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Breast Implants and Cancer
Many studies have confirmed that there is no correlation between breast implants and cancer.
Self examination and screening mammography remain important in early diagnosis even after breast implants.
Breast implants - greater risk of cancer?
It is known that women are more in tune with their breasts and more diligent with examination and feeling/knowing the contour of her breasts, thus able to identify any abnormality sooner. Imaging studies of the breasts are similar to imaging without breast implants and cancers are not hidden either by the presence of breast implants. You should remain proactive with your monthly self examination, annual clinical examination, and mammograms beginning at age 40 (unless family history, as directed by the Radiological Society). Consider a preoperative mammogram prior to consideration of breast surgery. Best wishes! Hope that this helps!
Breast Implants and Breast Cancer?
Thank you the question.
No, there is no evidence that breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer.
It may behoove you, however to check the FDA website for discussion on the rare lymphoma that has been found to be associated with breast implants.
I hope this helps.
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Breast Implants do NOT Cause Cancer
Regarding: "Breast Implants - Greater Risk of Cancer? Do breast implants have any bearing on breast cancer risk?"
Breast Implant do NOT cause Cancer
Breast Implants do NOT increase your risk for Cancer
Breast Implants do NOT cause Autoimmune Diseases in the woman or any children
This has been proven in MANY large scientific studies. NO other medical device in the history of mankind has been more extensively studied more than breast implants. Thanks to our lawyers, more attention and money have been spent to study breast implants and their safety than heart valves, brain shunts, pacemakers, defibrillators, artificial joints or artificial blood vessels.
Millions of women in the US and many more abroad have and enjoy breast implants.
Dr. Peter Aldea
Breast implants do not increase your breast cancer risk
There have been many studies examining just this question, and the data is pretty clear that implants do NOT increase your risk of breast cancer.
Breast implants and breast cancer detection
Breast implants (saline or silicone) can make the detection of breast cancer on mammograms more difficult. Approximately 10% of your breast tissue may not be visualized on a mammogram due to the presence of the implant. However there is no cause and effect relationship between breast implants and breast cancer, even if they rupture; this has been well studied and documented.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for more information.
Implants don't increase risk of breast cancer.
There is no evidence that breast cancer increases the risk of getting breast cancer. In fact, implants are very commonly used to reconstruct breasts for patients who've had breast cancer.
What researches have shown is that:
- implants make lumps more easier to detect by women during self breast exams because they push the breast tissue up against the skin
- implants may make mammograms more difficult to read by radiologists so special views are needed in order to get a clear view of all the breast tissue
Breast Implants and Cancer
Current studies have actually shown that there is no link betweeen breast implants and cancer.
A number of studies actually show that women with implants have statistically lower risks for breast cancer. Breast Implants, both saline and silicone, are safe, but it is still important that all women perform self-breast examinations, and adhere to the current recommendations for obtaining mammograms.
I hope this helps!
Breast implants and cancer
Studies have actually shown that there is no link betweeen breast implants and cancer. Some studies actually show that women with implants have statistically lower risks for breast cancer. Breast Implants are safe, but it is still important that all women perform self-breast examinations, and that women over 40 have regular mammograms done.
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