Rare Cancer Reignites Debate Over Breast Implants’ Safety

July 12, 2017

(Philadelphia Inquirer) – The lymphoma has been tied both to saline and gel implants, both for enlargement and for reconstruction after breast cancer. Nearly all patients, including Arreola, had textured rather than smooth implants. The roughness may trigger chronic inflammation. However rare the mysterious cancer, its significance is huge. For the first time since implants were introduced in the 1960s, medical authorities, including the World Health Organization, agree that the prosthetics give rise to a disease in susceptible women.

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