Research has shown that silicone implants do not cause breast cancer. Having implants may change the way in which your breasts are imaged for surveillance exams such as mammography but will not delay or alter a cancer detection or diagnosis.
Also, there is a minimal, but increased risk of developing a rare type of cancer of the immune system called breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This cancer can form in the breast tissue, but is not the same as breast cancer. This cancer has only been associated with textured breast implants, which are not commonly used for most augmentations.