Breast Cancer – Thing to Consider When Deciding to Have Breast Implant
One can distinguish between two types of breast implant – saline filled and silicone gel filled implants. The first ones have a silicone elastomer shell that is filled with sterile saline liquid and the second one has a silicone shell filed with silicone gel. Implants on breast exist ever since 1895. The first breast implant was based on using human adipose tissue, then injections with paraffin were tried in 1889, as in 1990s to be tried a lot of other substances such as ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage, wool, dicora, polyethylene chips, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene tape, etc. nowadays, besides the actual implants, there are as well some lotions, that are said to increase the bust size.
In taking the final decision on whether to put yourself any of these implants, one has to think it through very well. It may have such consequences like physiological, and as well it may trigger other diseases.
Developing breast cancer is a thing that has multiple risks factors, while some of them are dependable on us, some are not and there is nothing for one to do when it has just appeared. Anyhow, as far as we live in the 21st century and we have the possibility of being informed, there is no excuse whatsoever if you made a mistake that you could have avoided and that lead to the breast cancer appearance. The risks factors of starting a breast cancer disease that you cannot do anything about are the aging process – as after the 55 years old, 2 out of 3 women are found with invasive breast cancer; the gender – merely being a woman and not a man, raises the possibility of beginning a breast cancer. Men can as well develop it, but this disease is about one hundred times more among women than in men. Genetic risk factors – about 10 % of the breast cancer cases are believed to have hereditary causes; family history in which one of your female relatives have registered breast cancer case – this actually doubles the risk of having to cope with breast cancer. Race plays an important role in this situation, as white women are less prone to develop breast cancer than the Africa – American women. Asian, Hispanic and Native American women are not so prone to developing this cancer; certain benign breast conditions, may as well lead to the appearance of breast cancer at some point in one’s life; menstrual conditions, as women that have started their menstrual period at an early age and go into menopause at an age after 55years old, have a higher risk of breast cancer; chest radiation is not better for one as well, as if a woman has suffered some radiation as a consequence to a check up, is higher the risk of developing breast cancer especially if the radiation was made at an early age, when the breasts were still developing.
If these are the factors that one cannot do anything about, there are as well those that one can take some measures upon. Therefore, not having children is the first, the simplest and the most common. If one has children after the age of thirty she is more prone of developing breast cancer. Oral contraceptive use on a prolonged period of time triggers a bigger possibility of having breast cancer than those that have never taken oral contraceptive. The post menopausal hormone therapy that women aged over 50 feel the need to begin, by taking pills that will make them feel no pain at all, is believed as well to increase the risk of breast cancer. While women nowadays prefer not to breast feed anymore, there is a good news for them breast feeding actually does them good and even it shortens the possibility of catching breast cancer. Too much alcohol drinking will increase the risk of breast cancer. Those that drink between 2 to 5 drinks have the 1 ½ the risk to develop breast cancer. If one does not pay enough attention to one’s weight and is not careful of what one eats, one may develop to be overweight and even obese. The connection between one’s own weight and the breast cancer is however hard to describe. Te risk is bigger one the women who gained weight as an adult person. What trigger this appearance are the fat cells that start developing in the body. In having a more expandable physical activity you will keep yourself apart from the appearance of breast cancer. Whereas, the lack of any physical activity at all, will increase the risk of breast cancer with 18%.
Above all these factors there is the question about the connection between the breast implant and the breast cancer. Having put breast implant is a danger for the breast and may trigger breast cancer? While this is a question that was put ever since the appearance of breast implants, it is important to know that several studies were conducted to get to the bottom of this question. One of these researches was conducted in Bethesda, at the National Cancer Institute. In 1992 the silicone usage was restricted due to the lack of sufficient evidence on the long term safety of them. This is the main factor that the scientists from NCI started their research.
“For women followed for more than 10 years, there was no change in breast cancer risk. Our results do not confirm the findings from several other studies that exposure to implants reduces a woman’s risk for breast cancer. This may relate to the longer follow-up in this study as compared with most others.” Is what Louise A. Brinton, the principal investigator from NCI’ Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
related. The number of the participants at this study was of 13,500 women that had implant surgery in both breasts and as well 4,000 women that had some other type of plastic surgery. That is because they thought that women that suffered at least one plastic surgery are more ok to make this comparison with than the average women, as the results will be more concludent. The full medical record of these women was reviewed in order to go on with this research and have proper results. As in an earlier study conducted the NCI researchers found out that women that have implants are more prone to the risk of breast cancer in comparison to those that suffered another type of plastic surgery. Anyhow, the final result of this study, eventually is that breast cancer may not actually be triggered by breast implants, but breast implants will make it more difficult for one to discover in due time the breast cancer one may be dealing with. This is mammograms are not able to see through breast implants, that is why, you will either discover the breast cancer too late and it will be in the final phase, that is how the registered number of deaths is bigger or one will have to be exposed to various radiations in order to see whether there is anything wrong with one.
As far as you are aware of so many things and risk factors, it is up to you to tackle the final decision.11