Breast Implants and cancer
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
I have had breast implants for 15 years. Can breast implants cause cancer?
Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink's Nurse Educator, responds:
The Institute of Medicine conducted a thorough report on the safety of silicone breast implants. The report states that breast cancer is no more common in women with breast implants than those without breast implants. Several studies have reported slightly higher rates of lung and vulvar cancer in women with breast implants, but these studies are inconclusive because they did not take in to consideration other risk factors (like smoking).
OncoLink is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through OncoLink should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or have questions or concerns about the medication that you have been prescribed, you should consult your health care provider.
Information Provided By: www.oncolink.org | © 2016 Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania