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Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Postby mtmom75 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:14 am

Hello. I'm planning a tummy tuck in February of 2012, and I'm considering having a BA/BL as well. I think I remember reading somewhere that women who have had breast augmentation have to get MRI for breast cancer screening yearly, rather than just the usual mammogram. I'm only 36, so I don't have to have any screening yet, but if I'm going to have to have an MRI every year in the future, it might affect my decision to have a BA. Does anyone know what the general guidelines are on this? Thanks!
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Re: Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Postby ladykricket » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:51 pm

I am on my 3rd ba and haven't had an MRI yet. I do not feel that they are all that important and you can get the away with a CT scan instead of a mamo. That is what i do now since the first mamo after my augmentation made me pass out. Lousy person doing it and it hurt like she was flatening a car.

Talk to your doctor and see if they will let you do a ct scan or a mri every few years instead.

Good luck
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Re: Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Postby jodhis » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:43 pm

You can still have mammograms for cancer screening. You are supposed to try and make sure your tech is skilled with augmented breasts and they may gave to get some extra views.

The Yearly MRI is for silicone implants to detect a rupture as it is not obvious when they rupture like saline which is immediately obvious.
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Re: Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Postby mtmom75 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:22 am

Thank you both! It must have been silicone implants I was reading about.
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Re: Additional breast cancer screening after BA?

Postby henrywronger » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Well,The breast cancer is shown in aged women.In this type of cancer breast size and shape are changed.its prevent by the exercise and diet.Mammography is the treatments of breast cancer,
Immunotherapy is use to reject cancer
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