What kind of breast implants cause cancer? Textured breast implants are associated with BIA-ALCL, a cancer of the immune system. The FDA has quantified the risk from 1 in 3,000 patients to up to 1 in 30,000 patients.
Can breast implants cause health issues? The risk of complications due to breast implants is only about 1%, with the most common being breast pain, changes in nipple and breast sensation, scar tissue formation, and rupture and deflation.
What are the long term effects of breast implants? Both the warnings and a new checklist that advises patients of the risks and side effects state that breast implants have been linked to a cancer of the immune system and to a host of other chronic medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases, joint pain, mental confusion, muscle aches and chronic fatigue.
Do breast implants reduce cancer risk? A meta-analysis that combined the results from 10 studies found no increase in breast cancer risk among women with breast implants .