Year: 2005 Source: Breast Cancer Research, v.7, no.2, (2005), p.61-63 SIEC No: 20080940

In another study published in this journal, it was reported that women receiving implants after mastectomies for early-stage breast cancer experience lower breast cancer mortality than women not receiving implants. The interpretation of reduced mortality from breast cancer must be assessed in light of significantly reduced risks of death from most other causes. In contrast, patients receiving post-mastectomy implants had elevated rates of suicide, consistent with findings among women with cosmetic implants. Additional investigations are needed to clarify survival patterns among women receiving reconstructive implants. (22 refs.)