Breast Implants: FDA Review Indicates Possible Association With A Rare Cancer
MedSun: Newsletter #57, February 2011

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

FDA announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggest that patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Breast Implants: FDA Review Indicates Possible Association With A Rare Cancer. January 26, 2011.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm241101.htm


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