Breast Implants & Breast Cancer
Whether or not breast implants increase a woman's risk for breast cancer has been studied extensively. These studies are conclusive and the answer is that breast implants do not increase cancer incidence or delay detection. There is, in fact, some evidence that the incidence of breast cancer is actually reduced in woman who have had breast augmentation surgery although the reasons for this are not clear, and certainly no woman should regard breast implants as protection against breast cancer. It remains crucial for every woman who has undertaken breast augmentation surgery to adhere to current recommendations for breast cancer screening and breast self-exam techniques after breast implants surgery. Furthermore, make sure that all medical professionals involved in your primary care and mammogram tests are fully aware of the fact that you have had breast augmentation surgery.