A 33-year-old member asked:
Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: The presence of implants make mammograms more challenging to interpret and can potentially obscure a small cancer. It is best to have the implants placed behind the chest wall muscle to decrease this visualization problem. Furthermore, when having a mammogram it is important to go to a facility with experience performing mammograms on augmented breasts.
Answered on Jan 3, 2012
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