Study: Lower chance of surviving breast cancer with implants

Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease than those without, a new study suggests.

Women with breast plants are more likely to die from breast cancer than those without
Women with breast plants are more likely to die from breast cancer than those without Credit: Christophe Guibbaud /ABACAPRESS.COM # 303106_004

Researchers said that patients with cosmetic implants have a 38% higher risk of dying from breast cancer than women who do not have implants.

The small study, published on bmj.com, also found that women with implants could be diagnosed with breast cancer at a later stage than those without.

Previous research has suggested that implants can make it more difficult to detect cancer at an early stage because they can create shadows on mammograms that obscure breast tissue.

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