Implant ruptures

dresch Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I just had a bi-lateral mastectomy and am undergoing reconstruction. I am 42 and BRCA1 positive. My older sister had bi-lateral mastectomy when she was 38 and had saline implants. Both of them have ruptured. One is infected. Does anyone know about health risks from this? She has just moved to another state and has no medical insurance and wants to wait a few months to proceed with removal of them. I am worried sick about her and also am concerned about what type of implants I should choose, once it is time for my tissue expanders to come out.


  • DeeNY711
    DeeNY711 Member Posts: 476 Member
    Ask your sister to call the closest chapter of the American Cancer Society. Perhaps someone there can explain what is available to her in her current State, and how to access care. Hope this helps.