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implant

can refer to a small amount of radioactive material placed in or near a cancer. Also, can mean a natural or artificial structure (called a prosthesis) inserted into the body to restore the shape or function of an organ after surgery; for example, a breast implant. See also brachytherapy, prosthesis.

Breast Implants And Lymphoma: How Real Is the Risk And ...

... swelling or change around the implant could be ... answer the question raised
about the breast implants. ... of mine had heart valve implanted a couple ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2011/01/27/breast-implants-and-lymphoma-how-real-is-the-risk-and-why-cant-we-get-the-answer.aspx

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

... the type most often done if implants are used. ... An implanted tissue expander,
which is like a balloon ... the expander and put in the permanent implant. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002992-pdf.pdf

FDA: Silicone Breast Implants Appear Safe, But Need to Be ...

... Women with implants need to monitor them for life. • The most common
complications are tightening of the area around the implant, a rupture in the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/fda-silicone-breast-implants-appear-safe-but-need-to-be-monitored

Types of breast reconstruction

... the type most often done if implants are used. ... An implanted tissue expander,
which is like a balloon ... the expander and put in the permanent implant. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastreconstructionaftermastectomy/breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-types-of-br-recon

Histrelin Implant

... After that time, the implant should be removed and may be replaced by your ...
Histrelin may briefly increase testosterone in men when first implanted. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/histrelin-implant

Mammograms in special circumstances

... Very rarely, mammograms can cause an implant to rupture. It's important to
tell the technologist before your mammogram if you have implants. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-special-mammo-sit

Mammograms in special circumstances

... Very rarely, mammograms can cause an implant to rupture. It's important to
tell the technologist before your mammogram if you have implants. ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-special-mammo-sit

Internal radiation therapy

... Next Topic. What about radiation side effects? Internal radiation therapy. How
are implants put in the body? ... Some implants are left in. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapy-whatitishowithelps/radiation-therapy-what-it-is-internal-rad-therapy

Radiation Therapy What It Is, How It Helps

... If it's left in your body, the implant gives off less and less radiation over time
until it stops. Other implants are taken out after the radiation has been ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003299-pdf.pdf