Sometimes a patient will admit that she is a bit concerned that breast implants might make her future mammograms less readable, increasing her risk for undetected breast cancer.
Although there is little likelihood that this would be a problem, there’s a recent study from Canada that reassures us further that this is not a concern.
The Canadian long-term study confirms that women with breast implants who later develop breast cancer have similar outcomes as women without implants who develop cancer.
An interesting note: women with implants actually have a much lower rate of breast cancer when compared to peer groups in the population.
To your health & beauty,
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team
*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and for regular breast exams and yearly mammograms if you are 40 or older or have a higher risk of developing breast cancer due to genetic factors.