Breast Implants Lymphoma Cancer
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The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb represents people who have been harmed by unsafe medical products, including cases involving breast implants associated with lymphoma.
In more detail, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports about women who have had breast implant procedures done and, later, were diagnosed with these medical conditions:
- Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (also known as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, NHL, or just Lymphoma)
- T-cell Lymphoma
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Most Recent Article on This Topic
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare cancer of the immune system. BIA-ALCL has been closely linked with textured surface breast implants.
What Causes BIA-ALCL?
While BIA-ALCL is rare, it is very serious and potentially fatal if not treated properly. According to December 2020 article, “Etiology of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL): Current Directions in Research“, the U.S. currently has a lifetime risk of about 1 per 30,000 women with textured implants. The article gives several proposed triggers for the disease:
Proposed triggers for the development of malignancy include mechanical friction, silicone implant shell particulates, silicone leachables, and bacteria. Of these, the bacterial hypothesis has received significant attention, supported by a plausible biologic model.In addition, the guidance advises that patients should receive a decision checklist and information brochure highlighting the risks of BIA-ALCL, systemic symptoms, surgical risk, situations in which the devices should not be used, considerations for a successful implant candidate, and a discussion of options other than the breast implants.
FDA recommends that current estimated incidence rates of BIA-ALCL be included in the patient decision checklist, both overall figures and specific rates for the manufacturer’s product, based on published literature, registries and medical device reports. Manufacturers are told to explain in the checklist the methodology used in determining the incidence rates.
FDA updated rupture screening recommendations to follow the consensus advice of its expert panel for screening to begin between years five and six after surgery and then repeat every two to three years. Ultrasound was recommended as an acceptable alternative for screening asymptomatic patients.
The bacterial hypothesis is currently the most accepted and developed hypothesis for the cause of BIA-ALCL. In short, essentially a biofilm containing harmful bacteria forms on top of the implant, eliciting an inflammatory immune response. As a result, this causes a malignant transformation of cells resulting in BIA-ALCL.
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Implant Removal Case Studies
A study of 18 cases that involved implant removal and capsulectomy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center examined the relationship between the implants and BIA-ALCL. Out of the 18 cases, sixteen received the implants for reconstructive purposes after breast cancer. Additionally, two individuals received the implants for cosmetic reasons.[Read article in full at original source]
Our earlier articles about this breast implants lymphoma cancer situation:
- Black Box Warning Label Change for Breast Implants Finalized by the FDA
- New BIA-ALCL Cases Identified in Updated FDA Report
- Most American Women Are Unaware of BIA-ALCL
- Allergan Aesthetics Launches Tracking Campaign for U.S. Breast Implant Patients
- Advances Made in Understanding and Treatment of BIA-ALCL
- Cancer Linked to Breast Implants: Is it Considered Rare Anymore?
- FDA Proposes New Recommendations for Breast Implant Labels
- TGA Regulations on Breast Implant Products
- FDA Recalls Allergan Textured Implants
- Statistics Show An Increased Risk For BIA-ALCL With Textured Implants
- Textured Breast Implants Ban: Onto Australia
- FDA Fails When It Comes To Banning Textured Breast Implants
- Textured Breast Implants Bans on the Rise
- March 2019 FDA Meeting On Breast Implants: A Summary Of What You Need To Know
- Breast Implants FDA March 2019 Meeting: Lymphoma Cancer Was A Main Topic
- 2019 Discoveries and Warnings on Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
- Breast Implants Lymphoma Cancer Cases Update February 2019 – US & Canada
- Allergan Textured Breast Implants Recalled In Europe Due To BIA-ALCL
- FDA Provides Updated Number of Breast Implants Lymphoma Cancers
- New Data Released on Risk of Lymphoma Due to Breast Implants
- Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma Diagnoses on the Rise
- What is the Risk of Death Due to Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma?
- Treatments For Breast Implants Associated Lymphoma And Blood Cancer
- Breast Implants and Lymphoma: Who’s to Blame?
- Breast Implants Lymphoma Cancer: Diagnosis And Treatment Developments
- Breast Implant Lymphoma: Causes Uncertain, but Costs Undeniable
- March 2017 FDA Report: Breast Implants Linked To Lymphoma Blood Cancer
- Breast Implants Linked to Rare Lymphoma Blood Cancer