Posts Tagged 'breast cancer'

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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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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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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Research Shows Potential Increase in Risk of Breast Cancer from Birth Control Pills

Research done by a cancer research center in Seattle found new evidence about the risk of developing breast cancer that may concern women who are currently taking birth control pills. While the link between oral contraceptive pills and the cancer has long been debated, the new findings may call for an even closer examination of the connection between the two.

Research done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle examined medical records of more than ...

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