The FDA has just released new information about a possible link between breast implants and cancer.Image Credit: Google
It seems to be rare, but it’s happened in a few hundred women.Image Credit: Google
The agency is now saying that women with breast implants may have a very small risk of developing a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.Image Credit: Google
This is a cancer of the immune system that can develop around the breast implant.Image Credit: Google
It’s most often seen in women with textured implants, but it can also happen with smooth implants.Image Credit: Google
The FDA says that it’s not sure if the implants are actually causing the cancer, but there is a possible link.Image Credit: Google
So far, there have been 359 reported cases of ALCL in women with breast implants. Of those, nine women have died.Image Credit: Google
The FDA says that women who have breast implants should be aware of the potential risk and should talk to their doctor if they have any concerns.Image Credit: Google
If you have breast implants and you develop any symptoms of ALCL, such as pain, swelling, or fluid collection around the implant.
You should see your doctor right away.