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Breast implants after cancer

Using a breast implant is one option for reconstructing the shape of your breast after surgery to remove the cancer. Several types of implants can be used. Implant reconstruction after mastectomy may be more difficult since the skin of the breast will have been removed. In this case, tissue expansion. Find out what to expect if you're considering breast reconstruction with breast implants after mastectomy. Includes pre-pectoral implant. A few studies in the table below found a lower risk of breast cancer among women with implants. However, this is likely due to traits of women who tend to choose breast implants (such as being lean), rather than the implants themselves [2]. Learn more about breast implants and breast cancer risk. Women: Breast implants and cancer risk. In about 90% of breast cancer cases, women find a breast lump themselves. So, check your breasts regularly. If you have implants, pay extra attention to how your new breasts look and feel. Breast implant-associated ALCL can be cured by removing the breast implant and its capsule. If the cancer has spread beyond the lymph nodes, you may need to undergo chemotherapy. After three years, 93 percent of BIA-ALCL patients are disease-free when the condition is detected and treated early, according to ASAPS data.
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