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Can breast implants increase the chances of having breast cancer? My gma had breast cancer so its kinda in the family..
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Breast implants don't increase your risk for developing breast cancer, but they do make it more difficult to feel a breast lump.
They also might make it harder to see an abnormality on mammogram. A breast MRI might be necessary for you, but the radiologist who reads your mammograms will let you know. And you should still do self breast exams!

In brief: No
Breast implants don't increase your risk for developing breast cancer, but they do make it more difficult to feel a breast lump.
They also might make it harder to see an abnormality on mammogram. A breast MRI might be necessary for you, but the radiologist who reads your mammograms will let you know. And you should still do self breast exams!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Good response, very informative.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
It has not been shown statistically that patients with breast implants have a higher risk of breast cancer.

In brief: Not likely
It has not been shown statistically that patients with breast implants have a higher risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Statistically, women with breast implants have a lower incidence of breast cancer.
This is thought to be more related to the fact that these women have less breast tissue rather than something as a result of the implant itself.

In brief: No
Statistically, women with breast implants have a lower incidence of breast cancer.
This is thought to be more related to the fact that these women have less breast tissue rather than something as a result of the implant itself.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast canceimplants
Breast implants do not cause cancer but they may delay the diagnosis without effecting the prognosis.
However your overall risk and genetic assessment should be evaluatwd by a health care professional with diagnostic imaging considered over the age of 35 as a consideration.

In brief: Breast canceimplants
Breast implants do not cause cancer but they may delay the diagnosis without effecting the prognosis.
However your overall risk and genetic assessment should be evaluatwd by a health care professional with diagnostic imaging considered over the age of 35 as a consideration.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No!
You get them as safely as anyone as far as statistics dictate.

In brief: No!
You get them as safely as anyone as far as statistics dictate.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Your risks of getting or even detecting a breast cancer is unaffected by implants.
You must do the same careful exams and screening with or without implants.

In brief: No
Your risks of getting or even detecting a breast cancer is unaffected by implants.
You must do the same careful exams and screening with or without implants.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Breast implants do not increase the chances of having breast cancer.

In brief: No
Breast implants do not increase the chances of having breast cancer.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Implants/cancer
Family history of breast cancer is always a concern.
Brac testing and yearly mammographic studies are a good starting point. Yearly breast examinations by your pc or gyn also help. And of course weekly self examination. As for a relationship between breast implants and cancer, there has been no scientific study to confirm such a relationship. Thus, you can have implants. Seek a boarded ps. Regards.

In brief: Implants/cancer
Family history of breast cancer is always a concern.
Brac testing and yearly mammographic studies are a good starting point. Yearly breast examinations by your pc or gyn also help. And of course weekly self examination. As for a relationship between breast implants and cancer, there has been no scientific study to confirm such a relationship. Thus, you can have implants. Seek a boarded ps. Regards.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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