Can Women with Implants Get Radiation?

“Approximately 1 in 20 women in the US have breast implants. Therefore, it’s inevitable that many women with implants would develop breast cancer. Historically, radiation therapy has been frowned upon for women who have implants due to the scarring that occurs around the capsule of the implant, forcing women to choose mastectomy for their cancer treatment. However, modern techniques have overcome many of these obstacles—lumpectomy remains the best option for many women and the radiation that is usually necessary after surgery can still be given in most cases.”