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.
FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Breast Implants: FDA Review Indicates Possible Association With A Rare Cancer. January 26, 2011.