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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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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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