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Breast implants are medical devices used to: increase breast size, modify or adjust breast unevenness or appearance, reconstruct breasts after a surgical procedure such as a mastectomy (breast removal), and replace existing implants.
Health Canada regulates all medical devices for sale in Canada. All makes and models of breast implants sold in Canada must have a medical device licence issued by Health Canada.
There are many complications and risks associated with breast implants. These risks are explained in the product labelling, which should be available from your surgeon.
Colorectal cancer develops in the cell lining of the colon and rectum. Cells may form benign (non-cancerous) growths called polyps. Over a period of years, a series of DNA mutations can occur, leading polyps to become malignant (cancerous).
Bladder cancer normally develops in the cells that form the inner lining of the bladder. Changes in bladder cells can lead to conditions such as urinary tract infections or benign tumours (non-cancerous), but can also lead to cancer.
You can report any problems or adverse effects you have with breast implants to: Health Canada, the manufacturer and your health care provider.
In our commitment to openness and transparency, we publish summaries of our safety reviews on medical devices like breast implants. These summaries complement other safety-related information to help Canadians make informed decisions. The summaries outline what was assessed, what was found and what actions, if any, were taken by Health Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental organizations, conducts national surveillance of cancer to support the planning and evaluation of cancer-related policies, programs, and services. For this fact sheet, data from the Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Vital Statistics – Death Database, and the Canadian Community Health Survey were used to provide current statistics on the burden of cancer in Canada.