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Rare cancer, deaths linked to breast implants

More than 350 reports of rare cancer and nine deaths have been have been linked to breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The cancer, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell ymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, was designated by the World Health Organization and recently confirmed by the FDA. ALCL is not breast cancer. It is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, BIA-ALCL is even more rare. When it is identified, it is most frequently found in patients who have undergone implant revision operations for late onset, persistent serum, a collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of ... Read More