Posts Tagged 'textured breast implants'

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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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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