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The Truth about Breast Implants and Mammograms

If you have undergone or are considering breast augmentation, you have probably worried about whether your implants will affect your breast health and your risk of breast cancer. Mammograms work well for detecting cancer in women without implants, but will they work for you? There has been much discussion on whether breast augmentation impedes a mammogram’s ability to accurately detect cancer. Here are the facts: •Implants do obscure the mammogram image and lead to a less accurate reading.

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