Posts Tagged 'alcl'

Dissatisfaction Intensifies Over FDA Inaction on Breast Implant Cancer

dissatisfaction continues over FDA response to breast implant cancerInvestigations into the growing body of evidence indicating a link between breast implants and a certain type of breast cancer are showing a troubling common thread: a complete lack of warning for the patient over the danger.

Numbers seem to support the notion that the decision to receive breast implants is made without much; if any, concern over personal health. 75 percent of the 400,000 breast implant procedures conducted ...

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As Women Call for Action, FDA Continues “Assessment” of Breast Implant Cancer Risk

FDA continues assessment of breast implant cancer riskA growing number of women are being diagnosed with a form of breast cancer linked to breast implants, and the calls for lawsuits and legislative action or regulation are rising.

16 deaths may already be associated with the condition known as BIA-ALCL or breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. U.S. diagnoses of the cancer are now up to 457 from a previous high of 414. Over ...

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Breast Implant Safety Draws Renewed Federal Attention

breast implants of all types now under microscope over cancer worriesThe long-term safety of breast implants; a topic widely thought to have been resolved over the decades, is receiving renewed interest from medical communities around the world and is now on the radar of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What started as concern over a type of cancer predominantly tied to textured breast implants has led to new questions being raised ...

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FDA Details Connection Between Breast Implants and Rare Cancer Type

warnings issued over textured breast implants and cancerThe FDA issued its first warning about a possible link between textured breast implants and an exceedingly rare type of breast cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL, in 2011. Now, some six years later, dangerously little remains known about the disease.

At this time, the exact number of cases of ALCL is extremely difficult to determine because of a lack of data on implant ...

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Textured Breast Implants Connected to Rare Cancer Risk

more reports link textured breast implants to rare cancerReports continue to emerge linking textured breast augmentation implants to an increased risk of a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL. A recent story in The New York Times continues the paper’s efforts to detail a disease that has not gotten enough attention in the media or in the medical community as a whole.

The texture of the implants is seemingly ...

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Breast Implants and Cancer: Here’s What We Know

textured implants potentially linked to breast cancerA new wave of reports of breast cancers linked to breast augmentation and implants has women scrambling to learn more. So far, here’s what we know.

First, nearly every case of the cancer in question has been linked to textured implants. That should be the first step in determining any course of action. And, it’s worth noting that most of the implants used in the United States are smooth. If you ...

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