Women With Breast Implants Might Get Infected With Blood Cancer

Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:42
Posted in category Cancer

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration stated that the women with saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants might be at higher risk of getting affected with a rare form of blood cancer which is widely known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

A news channel reported that an evaluation of approximately 60 reports presented that women with this kind of breast implant may have considerable risk of ALCL in the region of the shell of the implant.

ALCL is a rare kind of aggressive blood cancer composed of only about 3% of all blood cancers in adults, stated The Lymphoma Research Foundation. Moreover, previously conducted studies had also suggested that ALCL was more common in women with breast implants.

However, since the threat of ALCL is considerably small, specialists said women who already have undergone breast implants should not worry much about it.

Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration is teaming up with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to create a record in order to better recognize the progress of ALCL in women with breast implants and examine the reported cases. Moreover, it has also asked various healthcare professionals to report each and every confirmed case of ALCL in women with breast implants.

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