Posts Tagged 'breast augmentation'

FDA Formalizes Warning Process for Breast Augmentation Surgery

fda formalizes breast implant warningsAfter decades of procedures and millions upon millions of implant recipients, the FDA has formalized procedures that, among other things, now require patient notification of the potential risks and complications that come with breast augmentation surgery.

The move comes after several cases of breast implant-associated large cell lymphoma were reported in primarily European markets. Initially thought to be tied to the textured implants used mostly by European doctors, focus ...

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Women Urged to Be Aware of Possible Breast Implant Cancer Link

rare breast implant cancer getting more attention in United StatesThe Mayo Clinic and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have both published information about a rare cancer with possible ties to breast implants as concerns continue to grow over breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.

Initially, BIA-ALCL was thought to be a mostly European concern as the condition was generally associated with women who had received textured rather than smoothly surfaced breast ...

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Three New Deaths Attributed to Cancer Tied to Breast Implants

new deaths reported from rare breast implant associated breast cancerThe death toll formally attributed to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma now stands at 36, although it could be higher. Three new fatalities have occurred within the same six months and just weeks before the implants implicated in the deaths were set to be recalled.

The implants in question were made by Allergan prior to its acquisition by AbbVie. The Biocell textured breast ...

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Decades Later, Concern Over Breast Implant Safety Intensifies

breast cancer concerns rise for textured and smooth breast implantsAfter millions upon millions of procedures performed over the span of several decades, the safety of the implants used in breast augmentation and reconstructive surgeries have been thrust to the forefront of thought for both the medical community and the women who underwent the operations. For most women exploring the idea of implants in the late-20th to early-21st centuries, concerns over the procedure were limited to the ...

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Breast Implant Cancer Cases Will Go to Multidistrict Litigation

Allergan breast implant cases set for multi district litigationApproximately 30 lawsuits filed against healthcare goods manufacturer Allergan will be consolidated into a single multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits made the request to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation over their claims that the company’s breast implant products are responsible for their development or potential development of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.

The extraordinarily rare cancer first became evident ...

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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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