A 28-year-old female asked:
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can post surgical inflammation/scarring from breast implants cause cancer later on life?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Despite decades of research there is no relationship between breast implants and the development of breast cancer.
Answered on Jun 15, 2014

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