Posts Tagged 'breast augmentation'

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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Textured Breast Implants Officially Off the European Market

textured breast implants no longer available on European marketFrench health regulators have officially suspended their approval of the use of textured breast implants. The move means that the implants, which differ from the smooth-surfaced implants more widely used throughout the United States, are effectively no longer available anywhere in Europe. 

Textured breast implants have been implicated as a possible cause of a specific type of lymphoma. The disease, formally known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, is ...

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FDA Sends Mixed Signals on Breast Implants

FDA questions breast implant safety reportThe Food and Drug Administration has agreed to hold a public meeting on breast implant safety while simultaneously saying that it does not agree with claims that the implants may be dangerous.

Led by Dr. Mark Clemens, researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas had previously focused on the risks of an exceedingly rare kind of cancer of the immune system known as continue reading...

Warnings Link Breast Cancer to Implants

textured breat implants linked to rare cancerCaution is being urged for women who received textured implants while undergoing breast augmentation surgery, as they may be linked to the development of an extraordinarily rare form of breast cancer.

A recent story on Today tells the story of Stacey Boone, a Florida woman who had breast augmentation surgery in 1990. Decades later, after losing over 40 pounds and living with an “egg-sized lump on her collarbone;” symptoms initially dismissed ...

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Patients of Surgeon Encouraged to Get Checkups After Malpractice Suits

A recent article by ABC urges patients who underwent breast augmentation surgery in the 80’s or 90’s performed by a specific doctor in Houston to get a check up on their implants. The Houston doctor has been the subject of numerous medical malpractice lawsuits from patients who claim to have suffered under his alleged substandard care.

The late doctor was a very popular plastic surgeon in the Houston area for breast augmentations when he was practicing. Dayna ...

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