Breast cancer following augmentation mammoplasty - a review of its impact on prognosis and management

S. A. McIntosh, K. Horgan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The incidence of breast cancer in women with implants is increasing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future due to the marked increase in breast implant insertion in recent years. Undoubtedly many of these women will wish to know whether the presence of implants worsens the prognosis of their breast cancer. Furthermore, the clinical management of such patients may be difficult, as aesthetic results are likely to be a major concern for women who have already undergone cosmetic surgery to the breast. There is no consensus on surgical approach to this scenario. This article reviews the literature on the prognosis of breast cancer patients with a history of augmentation mammoplasty and examines the available data regarding their surgical treatment. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1135
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
Volume60
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • breast augmentation
  • breast cancer
  • prognosis
  • mastectomy
  • breast conserving surgery
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • RADIATION-THERAPY
  • TISSUE EXPANSION
  • ADJUVANT RADIOTHERAPY
  • MUSCULOCUTANEOUS FLAP
  • PATIENT SATISFACTION
  • CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE
  • CONSERVATION THERAPY
  • PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
  • CONSERVING THERAPY
  • SOCIETY GUIDELINES

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