New Cancer Risk With Textured Breast Implants?

Higher rate of breast cancer recurrence after reconstruction procedures

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Use of textured breast implants for postmastectomy reconstruction led to a small but significant increase in breast cancer recurrence as compared with smooth-surface implants, a retrospective study from South Korea showed.

Overall, 4% of 650 women had some form of disease recurrence during a median follow-up of 52 months after receiving breast implants. The 5-year locoregional recurrence-free survival (LRRFS) rate was 95.9% among women who received textured implants and 97.8% in those who had smooth implants, a nonsignificant difference, reported Sa Ik Bang, MD, PhD, of Sungkyunkwan University and Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, and colleagues.

Read the full article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/breastcancer/88999?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2020-10-08&eun=g1624874d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Engagement%20PassiveNew%202020-10-08&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_passiveNew 

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