11 doctors weighed in:

Could breast implants give you breast cancer?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Short answer: no

With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers.
There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer.

In brief: Short answer: no

With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers.
There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 amount of breast tissue visible on mammogram, and that early breast cancers could be missed. When this question was studied, there was no evidence that implants resulted in more missed breast cancers than in women without implants.

In brief: 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 amount of breast tissue visible on mammogram, and that early breast cancers could be missed. When this question was studied, there was no evidence that implants resulted in more missed breast cancers than in women without implants.
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Dr. Mia Skourtis
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Implants & Ca

25% of all breast implants are used for reconstruction after breast cancer.
A previous history of breast cancer is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, and even in this high risk population, breast implants do not cause breast cancer. ALCL is not breast cancer. More about ALCL here: http://www.sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com/can-breast-implants-cause-breast-cancer-and-an-alcl-update/

In brief: Breast Implants & Ca

25% of all breast implants are used for reconstruction after breast cancer.
A previous history of breast cancer is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, and even in this high risk population, breast implants do not cause breast cancer. ALCL is not breast cancer. More about ALCL here: http://www.sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com/can-breast-implants-cause-breast-cancer-and-an-alcl-update/
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Years ago they were worried about the Oppenheimer effect.
This does not apply to Breast Implants. There is actually a lower rate of breast cancer in women who have implants. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Please let them know of your concerns. You will have all your questions answered.

In brief: No

Years ago they were worried about the Oppenheimer effect.
This does not apply to Breast Implants. There is actually a lower rate of breast cancer in women who have implants. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Please let them know of your concerns. You will have all your questions answered.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No but.....

There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer.
Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare.

In brief: No but.....

There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer.
Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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