Implants Do Not Increase Cancer Risk


The Orlando Sentinel recently featured an article by Dr. Richard Bosshardt in which he outlined the status of modern breast cancer treatments and the efforts to minimize the negative effects through reconstruction and informed prevention.

Bosshardt writes that “the value society has placed on the female breast is an ancient phenomenon” since it is symbolic of “femininity and desirability.” Given this observation, it’s not difficult to understand why the possibility of breast removal or disfigurement is so frightening.

New developments in genetic recognition of risk, breast conservation and breast reconstruction have increased optimism for some in the battle against cancer. Bosshardt notes that, contrary to speculation, implants, bras and high-fat diets have not been shown to increase risk. His original article can be viewed here at the Orlando Sentinel.

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