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Have you heard that woman with breast implants have an increased risk of a rare form of cancer?

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Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics
12 doctors agree

In brief: Yes ALCL

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an exceedingly rare form of cancer that has been identified in a very small number of women with breast implants and a specific type of complication.
No unique kind of breast implant has been associated with alcl. Please review the american society of plastic surgeons task force updates on the subject www.Plasticsurgery.Org.

In brief: Yes ALCL

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an exceedingly rare form of cancer that has been identified in a very small number of women with breast implants and a specific type of complication.
No unique kind of breast implant has been associated with alcl. Please review the american society of plastic surgeons task force updates on the subject www.Plasticsurgery.Org.
Dr. Mario Diana
Dr. Mario Diana
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: ALCL

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is an exceedingly rare form of cancer which occurs in the general population.
There is an increased risk in women with silicone gel breast implants as reported in a paper published in 2008. The risk remains very low, but it is higher in women with silicone implants.

In brief: ALCL

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is an exceedingly rare form of cancer which occurs in the general population.
There is an increased risk in women with silicone gel breast implants as reported in a paper published in 2008. The risk remains very low, but it is higher in women with silicone implants.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

While implants may sometimes interfere with our ability to see or feel a cancer, there is no association between implants and cancer that I am aware of.

In brief: No.

While implants may sometimes interfere with our ability to see or feel a cancer, there is no association between implants and cancer that I am aware of.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
There are is a "possible" increased risk with Anaplastic Lymphoma. It is still very rare.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: ALCL

The risk of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is increased in women with silicone gel breast implants, according to a study published in 2008.
While the overall risk is exceedingly low in the general population and in women with silicone implants, there is a slight but significant increase in the risk of this cancer in women with silicone implants.

In brief: ALCL

The risk of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is increased in women with silicone gel breast implants, according to a study published in 2008.
While the overall risk is exceedingly low in the general population and in women with silicone implants, there is a slight but significant increase in the risk of this cancer in women with silicone implants.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,

Yes ----the fda is currently trying to investigate the increase inanaplastic lymphoma.
It makes one wonder since there is definitely an increase? Why oh why are they still being put in women for cosmetic purposes, regardless that a "few" women might get cancer? I don't think so........Are you aware that women with implants are supposed to get mri's initially the first 3 yrs -then every 2 yrs?

In brief: Yes,

Yes ----the fda is currently trying to investigate the increase inanaplastic lymphoma.
It makes one wonder since there is definitely an increase? Why oh why are they still being put in women for cosmetic purposes, regardless that a "few" women might get cancer? I don't think so........Are you aware that women with implants are supposed to get mri's initially the first 3 yrs -then every 2 yrs?
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Paul Zhang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphoma

Silicone implant is associated with increased risk of anaplastic t cell lymphoma, a rare form of lymphoma.

In brief: Lymphoma

Silicone implant is associated with increased risk of anaplastic t cell lymphoma, a rare form of lymphoma.
Dr. Paul Zhang
Dr. Paul Zhang
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (alcl) is a very rare type of cancer.
There is a very small increased risk in women with silicone gel breast implants, according to the latest plastic surgery research. If you have breast implants and a chronic seroma, talk to your plastic surgeon about it.

In brief: Yes

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (alcl) is a very rare type of cancer.
There is a very small increased risk in women with silicone gel breast implants, according to the latest plastic surgery research. If you have breast implants and a chronic seroma, talk to your plastic surgeon about it.
Dr. Lara Devgan
Dr. Lara Devgan
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast Implant ALCL

A very rare form of lymphoma has been associated with breast implants, both saline and silicone.
The risk appears to be less than one in 300, 000 currently ANS as such implants are still felt to be generally safe. The reported cases seem to be involved with chronic fluid collections that went untreated. If you have implants and notice any changes you should always contact your doctor for a checkup.

In brief: Breast Implant ALCL

A very rare form of lymphoma has been associated with breast implants, both saline and silicone.
The risk appears to be less than one in 300, 000 currently ANS as such implants are still felt to be generally safe. The reported cases seem to be involved with chronic fluid collections that went untreated. If you have implants and notice any changes you should always contact your doctor for a checkup.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Susan Kolb
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Yes

A form of anaplastic lymphoma is seen with the lost salt technique of texturing which was used by one us manufacturer in women as early as 3 months after implant placement.
Most of the deaths of my patient population which are ill from implants were from a lymphoma according to their husbands. We have not had any furthur deaths that i know of since we take out abnormal tissue (lymph nodes).

In brief: Yes

A form of anaplastic lymphoma is seen with the lost salt technique of texturing which was used by one us manufacturer in women as early as 3 months after implant placement.
Most of the deaths of my patient population which are ill from implants were from a lymphoma according to their husbands. We have not had any furthur deaths that i know of since we take out abnormal tissue (lymph nodes).
Dr. Susan Kolb
Dr. Susan Kolb
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