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Study: Breast Implants Make Cancer Harder to Find

New Media Producer: Brad Maglinger

Breast implants may delay the detection of breast cancer by making the cancer harder to find on a mammogram. That's the finding of a new study.

Doctors compared the results of more than a million mammography films of women with and without implants.

"Screening mammography missed 55% of breast cancers in women with breast implants, compared to only 37% of breast cancers in women without implants," states Dr. Diana Miglioriette.

Women with breast implants should go to a mammography facility that has experience with implants.

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