breast implant complication, capsular contracture, breast cancer, breast implant cancer

Do Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

After a scientific review of millions of patients, the FDA is examining a possible correlation between breast implants and a rare form of lymphoma (ALCL). Only 60 cases were found in this large number of patients, but it was enough to spark interest and further study. When counseling my patients, I emphasize this is NOT breast cancer, and this may not turn out to be a true correlation, but I will keep them posted. No need to worry or lose sleep, but call me if they notice any unusual pain, swelling, or lumps (which they know to do anyway). Dr. Prescott