Breast implants linked to rare form of lymphoma

The TGA has asked doctors to stay alert to the risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma in people with breast implants, despite the risk remaining very small. The update was issued on Tuesday, building on nearly two decades of research into the association between lymphoma and breast implants. “If you are treating a patient who has breast implants, please be alert to this issue,” the TGA statement said. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma often initially manifests with swelling of the breast due to fluid accumulation around the implant. It may progress to invade the tissue surrounding the capsule, and if left…
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