Posts Tagged 'textured breast implants'

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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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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