Polyutherane coated silimed implant risks?
Doctor Answers 1
Polyurethane has been shown to cause certain types of tumours in animals but not in people .
Breast implants including polyurethane coated ones do have a very small risk of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma , a tumour of white blood cells in the fluid around the implants .
The risk of this is thought to be about 1 in 300,000 .
If you use breast cancer risk as a comparison , breast cancer occurs in one in 9 women .
And as well breast cancer can be quite aggressive whereas ALCL is usually simply treated by removing the implant and the scar capsule with an excellent cure rate .
So no , I wouldn't suggest you get your implants removed .
Your other health issues are likely to be due to other reasons, not the implants .
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