Breast Implants are increasing the Cancer Death Risk by 38%

Breast cancer detection and survival among women with cosmetic breast implants: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

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Cosmetic breast augmentation has become increasingly popular

Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a 38% higher risk of dying from the disease than women who do not have implants, a new study suggests. The study  also found that women with cosmetic breast implants had a 26% increased risk of being diagnosed at a later stage of cancer than women without implants.

Read Breast Implants ‘Raise Cancer Death Risk’, Study Suggests
The Huffington Post UK,  1 May 2013

Sources: Breast cancer detection and survival among women with cosmetic breast implants: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies – BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 30 April 2013

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