A Canadian study followed both women with and women without breast implants over many years to discover whether breast implants inhibited the ability to identify breast tumors and, therefore, increased the risk for women with implants to experience poor cancer survival rates.
In fact, the study not only showed that women with implants already have a lower rate of breast cancer as compared to peer groups in the population, but that both women with and women without breast implants have similar outcomes when diagnosed with breast cancer. This is further reassurance for women who fear that implants will hide tumors on mammograms.
Whether or not you have breast implants, we recommend regular mammograms, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer. Detection is vital to your health and well-being!