About one in eight American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. More than 268,000 cases are diagnosed in the United States every year. With that frightening prevalence, it’s understandable that women who undergo breast augmentation will wonder whether their implants will affect mammograms and potential breast cancer treatments.
At the Center for Plastic Surgery at Castle Rock, our renowned breast surgeon Dr. Paul Rhee wants his patients to experience the self-confidence that comes from being happy with their breasts as well as the peace of mind of knowing they’ll still be able to detect and treat breast cancer. In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, here’s what you need to know about how your implants will — and won’t — affect mammograms and treatment. Continue reading Breast Implants and Breast Cancer