A review published by US National Cancer Institute has revealed that silicone breast implants are not likely to be a cause of breast cancer.
Recently published studies have mentioned that a link may exist between breast implants and breast cancer A number of previous studies have raised the possibility of a link between the implants and breast, cervical or lung cancer. However, the studies seem to provide very little factual evidence that there is any link between developing cancer and having breast implants.
Dr Louise Brinton, the author of the study, claimed: “At present, there is no convincing evidence that breast implants alter the risk of cancer. “The few increases in risk that have been noted in studies appear to be largely attributable to lifestyle characteristics of the women, such as smoking, rather than the implants,” she said.
The review can be found in a supplement of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. In addition, another study published in the same journal concluded that mothers who have implants do not pass silicone to babies while breastfeeding.