NATIONAL BREAST IMPLANT AWARENESS MONTH
Throughout March, National Breast Implant Awareness Month alerts us to the truth about breast implants.
For those who have implants and those considering them, it’s a valuable time to seek all avenues for information. Educating yourself about the risks, types of implants, and how they are managed are vital to your health. Arm yourself with the tools to answer questions about breastfeeding, mammograms and breast reconstruction. When it comes to insurance and symptoms, do you know where to turn?
In 2006, the FDA recognized that there were limited data on rare events and long-term outcomes with regards to silicone gel-filled breast implants. Long term studies on both silicone and saline filled implants were required and started for several populations.
One of the ways protect women is to support Informed Consent Laws in your state. Informed consent would include:
- an ingredients list of the shell of all implants.
- ALCL risks and a clear explanation that it is a cancer of the immune system.
- the requirement that plastic surgeons test women for autoimmune illness prior to implanting.
- no mammograms with breast implants; only MRI and Ultrasound or even Thermography.
- having surgeons follow women for a minimum of 10 years with a goal of 12-15 years to make sure these women know they need to have the implant and capsule removed every 12-15 years; implants are not a lifetime device.
Find the right questions to ask and where to look during National Breast Implant Awareness Month.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Educate yourself about the risks associated with breast implants. Find out more from those who have been through it first at www.titscommittee.org.
Share your own experience by using #BreastImplantAwarenessMonth on social media.
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee founded National Breast Implant Awareness Month in March of 2018 to help women make informed decisions about breast implants and to educate them about the risks associated with all kinds of breast implants. By bringing resources to women that are not readily available elsewhere, National Implant Awareness Month hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of women and improve their chances of preventing illness.
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee would like to thank Toxic Discovery, The National Breast Implant Task Force, Dr. Melmed, all the ladies who donated and continue to donate, and Discover Breast Implant Illness for their support.
In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Breast Implant Awareness Month to be observed annually in March.
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