Does breast implants increase risk of breast cancer? Breast implants don’t cause breast cancer. They don’t raise your chances of breast cancer, either. But research does show that women with breast implants have a higher chance of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What kind of cancer does breast implants cause? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified a possible association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), an uncommon cancer of the immune system. The condition is now known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
Are silicone breast implants linked to cancer? Read the FDA statement on the study. In the early 1990s, the FDA banned silicone breast implants in response to public concerns about health risks including cancer, connective tissue diseases, and autoimmune disorders. Later research found no link between breast implants and these diseases.
Do breast implants shorten your life? While many women are still concerned about long-term health risks, research has generally not found an association between breast implants and serious disease.