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More cases of cancer linked to breast implants

More cases of an unusual cancer associated with breast implants have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said in a Safety Communication. Since last year, the number of reports of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has increased from 359 to 414 cases. The number of deaths remains at nine, though the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a professional society of plastic surgeons, reports 16 deaths from this malignancy of the immune system. The agency once called the cancer rare, but now says the odds of it occurring in women with textured beast implants is ... Read More

Breast implant-associated cancer more common than reported

A new study backs what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to last year – that breast implants are associated with a small increased risk of rare type of cancer. But the study suggests the risk is higher than reported. The study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that about one in 7,000 women with breast implants develop a rare form of lymphoma called breast implant-associated anapestic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. The cancer develops in a capsule of tissue and fluid that forms around the implant. It’s a slow-growing cancer, with the median diagnosis occurring 13 years after implant ... Read More

Breast implants linked to rare form of lymphoma

Breast implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a designation established by the World Health Organization, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it agrees with. “At this time, most data suggests that BIA-ALCL occurs more frequently following implantation of breast implants with textured surfaces rather than those with smooth surfaces,” the FDA said in a Safety Communication. ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is even more rare. When it does occur, it has been identified most frequently in patients who have undergone implant revision ... Read More