A 49-year-old member asked:

What happens if you have your breasts removed to prevent cancer, can you get implants?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes,: if you are a BRCA carrier or otherwise at very high risk, and are considering prophylactic mastectomies, you can have implants/reconstructions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if I have my breasts removed to prevent cancer, can I get implants?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 31 years experience
Yes.: When patients have mastectomies to prevent cancer, it is possible for them to have reconstructive surgeries to achieve good cosmetic results. There are many options. I recommend consulting with a skilled reconstructive breast surgeon and having a detailed conversation in which you ask questions.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
1 doc on here mentioned avoiding bpa plastics to help prevent breast cancer. What are bpa plastics?
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
Very Tough Issue: Bpa is a hot topic, nowadays. Microwaving the plastic seems to worsen the problem. Unfortunately, washing the plastic is just as bad. Even more ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can having a baby or two help me prevent breast cancer?
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Yes: Yes . Woman by having children, and by breast feeding them will have lesser incidence of breast cancer, than the woman that did not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can there be a scientific link between breast implants and cancer?
Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Implants and Cancer: Breast implants do not cause breast cancer. Breast implants require special mammographic techniques to image as much of the breast tissue as possible... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Dr. Dembny is correct. This has been studied intensively and is well established.
Aug 10, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Excellent summation. ALCL issue existsmbutnis not true breast cancer and is so low as to not be a primary concern.
Sep 1, 2013
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Could breast implants give you breast cancer?
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 25 years experience
Implants and Cancer: There has been no evidence that breast implants cause breast cancer. There is a very small chance that the presence of implants could reduce the amou... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Could you prevent breast and colon cancer while on orlistat?
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
No, but...: In theory, the blocked fat absorption and oily stools will decrease colon exposure to environmental toxins by hurrying waste through the system (the u... Read More
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