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R&B Singer SZA Reveals She Had Breast Implants Removed Due to Breast Cancer Risks –

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Singer SZA has been climbing her way to the top of the R&B charts with her honest lyrics and soulful delivery. She brought that same honesty to a recent interview where she revealed she had a breast augmentation earlier in her career but eventually decided to get those implants removed after finding out she was at a higher risk for breast cancer.

The Grammy-winning singer joined the SHE MD podcast on March 8 where she went in-depth on all things health, including her developing “painful” fibrosis after the breast surgery.

“When I got my boobs done, my doctor took out some of my fibrosis, but.. there was so much fibrosis, it was crazy,’” she explained. “And he took it out. And so, when I went back, a lot of the concerns were gone.”

According to the Fibroid Institute, while uterine fibroids and fibrocystic breasts are both impacted by estrogen, these are separate conditions, not related to each other. That means you can have fibrocystic breasts and not have fibroids, or you can have fibroids and not have fibrocystic breasts. Women like Jolynn may experience both at the same time. But again, fibrocystic breast disease and uterine fibroids are not linked.

Fibrocystic breast disease—also known as fibrocystic breast changes, are when breast tissue thickens and leads to fluid-filled cysts in one or both breasts. While fibrocystic breast changes don’t always cause symptoms, many women experience a range of painful or uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Breasts that feel lumpy, heavy, and swollen
  • Changes in breast texture (rope-like feeling)
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both breasts
  • Pain that comes and goes with your period
  • Breast lumps that change in size
  • Green or dark brown non-bloody nipple discharge that leaks without pressure or squeezing

Fibrocystic breast disease is most common between the ages of 30 and 50, though it can manifest itself in post-menopausal women who continue to take hormone medicine. More than half of women experience this condition at some point in their life.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 04: SZA attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

“I like seeing somebody spiritual about it, specifically the breast cancer situation and the marker before I had the results of the biopsy and all that, I had talked to somebody, because I was like, ‘I got to figure out what’s going on in the higher realms.’”

SZA explained that she was supposed to consult with an OB/GYN before getting the implants, but she “snuck and got it anyways.” “I have markers in my breast, like metal markers in my breast for these fibrosis, for these lumps or whatever,” she said. “I’m not supposed to be getting breast implants.”

“So basically, I put them in. They ended up hurting me. I have way too much

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