I'd like to address or ask some of the doctors about the following comments regarding, "Breast Implants NOT causing cancer."
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Breast Implants and Cancer
No scientific study to date has shown that having breast implants leads to or causes cancer. With millions of women having breast augmentation every year one would expect a spike in cancer rates in that population if their was a causal relation. There does not appear to be one.
Is there an association however loose or distant between implants and cancer? Until recently, the answer would have been a resounding no. However, in scouring the workd's data bases there seems to be a very very very remote association between textured silicone gel filled implants and a rare form of cancer ALCL. 64 cases out of millions of women However, this ALCL, unlike the non implant ALCL, goes away once the implant is removed.
clearly not the same disease.
Peter Aldea, MD
Also, remember that there are many different kinds of implants. For instance, are the risks the same for both smooth and textured? Cohesive and non-cohesive? Manufacturer related? Lots of questions, lots to learn.
The augmentation is still very safe. Your board certified plastic surgeon will be able to discuss all of this issues in detail to your satisfaction, I hope.
Best of luck.
Leland Deane MD
Breast Implants Do Not Cause Cancer
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