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Breast implants may make breast cancer harder to detect
Breast implants may make breast cancer harder to detect

(April 30, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Quebec - Breast implants may affect survival in breast cancer patients, according to a report published in the BMJ. Researchers conducted a meta -analysis of 12 studies, all of which were published after 1993 and took part mostly in Canada, Europe and the US. Researchers examined whether the presence of cosmetic breast implants affected the stage at which cancer was diagnosed. Results showed that women with these implants were at 26% increased risk of being diagnosed at a later stage of disease than those without implants. The authors caution, however, that further investigation is required.

 
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