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Breast augmentation is unlikely to affect cancer identificaton

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question Does breast augmentation interfere with the detection of breast cancer?

Synopsis Studies have shown that breast augmentation is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. It is uncertain, however, whether implants can interfere with the detection of breast cancer and delay diagnosis, possibly compromising treatment and long term survival. Data from women followed prospectively in seven separate mammography registries were examined to determine mammography accuracy and tumour characteristics at diagnosis for women with and without breast augmentation. A total …

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