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Rare Lymphoma Raises New Questions about Breast Implants

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Breast implants, both silicone and saline, are raising concerns because of a possible link to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Recently, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about ALCL and breast implants after learning of at least 60 cases worldwide in patients with the devices.

ALCL has been reported among women with breast implants for years, according to an LA Times report. Over the past three years, a number of papers on the subject of breast implant lymphoma have been published by researchers, finally prompting the FDA to look into the issue.

The FDA’s review of the medical literature published between January 1997 and May 2010 revealed 34 unique cases of ALCL. Twenty-seven cases of the lymphoma identified by the FDA involved silicone breast implants. Most of the ALCL cases were diagnosed after silicone implants returned to the market in 2006. The diagnoses tended to occur a median of eight years after implantation, and involved implants for breast augmentation as opposed to reconstruction following breast cancer surgery.

The FDA says breast implant ALCL has been seen to occur in the scar tissue that surrounds the implant, and victims experienced persistent swelling or pain in the vicinity of the breast implant. Upon evaluation, evidence of fluid collection around the breast implant (seroma) was observed. Some patient reports indicated that a palpable mass or capsular contracture (thick and noticeable scar capsule around the implant) were present. The FDA is urging breast implant patients to consult their doctor right away if they notice changes around their implants.

Researchers also aren’t sure why breast implant patients might be vulnerable to the cancer, but according to the LA Times, some research suggests bits of silicone can leak into skin and lymph node cells, triggering the formation of tumors. Even saline implants include trace amounts of silicone to help them maintain shape, the LA Times said.

ALCL is diagnosed in the United States in approximately 1 in 500,000 women each year. ALCL in the breast is even rarer; with approximately 3 in 100 million women per year in the United States are diagnosed with ALCL in the breast. While it is an aggressive form of cancer, ALCL is often curable. Treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, if the disease returns.

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