30 May 2014

Breast Implants and Cancer of the Immune System | Cancer Prevention & Treatment FundCancer Prevention & Treatment Fund

For many years, women with breast implants were assured by implant companies, plastic surgeons, and the FDA that breast implants did not cause breast cancer or any other type of cancer. Evidence of a link to some types of cancer and to autoimmune diseases, including studies conducted by researchers at FDA and the National Cancer Institute, was dismissed. However, as everyone knows from data on lung cancer, emphysema, and smoking, it can take decades to determine if an exposure causes cancer or other serious diseases. Even a very strong carcinogen, such as tobacco, is very unlikely to cause lung cancer for at least 30 years. The bad news for women with breast implants is that there is growing evidence that the implants can cause a very rare cancer of the immune system....Learn more