A 28-year-old female asked:
can post surgical inflammation/scarring from breast implants cause cancer later on life?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Very low risk: People have looked at this intensively. There's a very rare and distinctive malignant lymphoma that occurs in this setting. I wouldn't waste time worrying about it. The implants don't cause breast cancer. If other cancers result from the scar formation, which doesn't make sense biologically, they are too uncommon for a risk to be measurable.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014
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