7 doctors weighed in:
Do doctors put implants in women with family history of breast cancer if they want it?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but...
...Not without the appropriate counseling of the pro's and con's.
To wit: implants can interfere with the ability to perform the best test that we have for screening for breat cancer--mammograms. On the other hand, 85-90% of all breast cancers occur due to environmental factors rather than heredity, so many women have less of a family risk than they may realize.

In brief: Yes, but...
...Not without the appropriate counseling of the pro's and con's.
To wit: implants can interfere with the ability to perform the best test that we have for screening for breat cancer--mammograms. On the other hand, 85-90% of all breast cancers occur due to environmental factors rather than heredity, so many women have less of a family risk than they may realize.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes , but...
Women with a family history of breast cancer can certainly have breast augmentation surgery performed.
However, it is important that they understand the potential problems with imaging screening (mammography) that may be caused by the presence of breast implants. Some decreased visualization of breast tissue is possible. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes , but...
Women with a family history of breast cancer can certainly have breast augmentation surgery performed.
However, it is important that they understand the potential problems with imaging screening (mammography) that may be caused by the presence of breast implants. Some decreased visualization of breast tissue is possible. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Breast implants can be placed in women with a family history of breast cancer.

In brief: Yes
Breast implants can be placed in women with a family history of breast cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Breast cancer
Breast occurs in 1 out if 8 women.
Of course family history is a very important risk factor. The placement if breast implant does make screening more difficult. It definitely is not something to be cavalier about from either the patient or surgeon perspective. Even without a family history I have each augmentation patient in my practice have a mammogram that is normal prior to surgery.

In brief: Breast cancer
Breast occurs in 1 out if 8 women.
Of course family history is a very important risk factor. The placement if breast implant does make screening more difficult. It definitely is not something to be cavalier about from either the patient or surgeon perspective. Even without a family history I have each augmentation patient in my practice have a mammogram that is normal prior to surgery.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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