Breast Implants Don’t Cause Breast Cancer

Orlando plastic surgeon, Richard Bosshardt recently outlined the status of modern breast cancer treatments and the medical efforts to minimize negative effects associated with the disease.

Most women know that early detection is key and many are aware of the statistics – For example:  “about 1 in 8 women will have to face breast cancer in their lifetime.”  However, there are new reasons to be optimistic: Doctors have begun practicing “breast conservation” rather than outright removal, chemotherapy is more advanced and reconstruction has become more sophisticated than ever, with patients often improving their appearance as a result.

Also, family ‘genetic markers’ have become excellent risk indicators, narrowing the search for a definite cause.  Of course, as Dr. Bosshardt says, breast implants, the choice to wear (or not wear) bras and high-fat diets have never been shown to have any correlation with increased breast cancer risk.

Read Dr. Bosshardt’s original article at the Orlando Sentinel here.