FDA Warns Breast Implants May Be Linked To More Cancers

FDA Warns Breast Implants May Be Linked To More Cancers


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert after reviewing some reports of patients who had been diagnosed with cancer after receiving breast implants.

Binita Ashar, the director of the Office of Surgical and Infection Control Devices at the FDA, noted the reports of “squamous cell carcinoma and various lymphomas” in scar tissue implants.

“After an initial extensive review, we currently believe that the risk of SCC and other lymphomas occurring in the tissue around breast implants is rare,” Ashar stated. “However, in this case, and when safety risks with medical devices are identified, we wanted to provide clear and understandable information to the public as quickly as possible.”

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The alert also clarified that the findings were sometimes diagnosed years after receiving implants. The new safety

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