FDA: Women with Breast Implants More Likely to Get Rare Cancer of the Immune System

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:31
Submitted by Betty Dodson

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that women with breast implants may be more likely to get a rare cancer of the immune system. A small number of women with implants have developed anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), possibly as a result of silicone found in cells around the implants.

The cases include women with both saline- and silicone gel-filled implants, both of which are contained in a silicone envelope.

It's a fad that continues to grow each year. Big boobs to please men just doesn't compute for me unless you want to be a porn star. Women don't really know the degree of pain and discomfort post surgery, the cost of implant replacement and other problems that occur. NOW breast Implants are linked to a rare cancer. My friend Cindy Pearson who heads up the National Women's Health Network (NWHN) states:

"The approval of breast implants followed years of controversy over the safety of the products, and the FDA approved them under the condition that implant makers would conduct post-approval studies which could determine the long-term safety of the devices. The companies, however, have failed to live up to this commitment. The FDA has declared progress of these studies to be inadequate because the implant-makers have not enrolled enough women. The agency identified the increased incidence of ALCL in women with breast implants through its own post-market surveillance mechanisms, rather than company studies."

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Every pair of boobs has its

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 13:05
Forseti

Every pair of boobs has its own charm; and I like small boobs. So, please ladies, keep it natural and learn to love them instead of snipping around on them. ;-)