Posts Tagged 'textured breast implants'

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...

Medical Community Turns Against Textured Breast Implants

warnings increase on textured breast implantsWhat a difference seven years can make.

The FDA first mentioned a possible link between rough-textured breast implants and a particular type of lymphoma in 2011. The warning was more of a glancing blow than anything and failed to raise any significant alarms – after all, the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma was purported to be less than one in 500,000. As one implant manufacturer chided, “A woman is more ...

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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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