Women who developed cancer linked to breast implants take legal action

Twenty British women who developed a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants launch legal action against surgeons and manufacturers Textured implants are thought to cause breast implant-associated lymphoma More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the condition in the UK Many are taking legal action to cover removal surgery and ‘personal distress’  Twenty women in the […]

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AI reveals new breast cancer types that respond differently to treatment

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to recognise patterns in breast cancer—and uncovered five new types of the disease each matched to different personalised treatments. Their study applied AI and machine learning to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal crucial differences among cancers that had previously been lumped into one type. The new study, led by a […]

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Allergan Issues Worldwide Recall of Textured Breast Implants

Allergan is recalling some of its textured breast implants and tissue expanders due to the risk of cancer. The FDA requested today that Allergan recall specific models of its textured breast implants due to the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, a rare type of cancer of the immune system. Following the FDA's announcement, Allergan issued […]

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Mother’s told she looked like a ‘corpse’ after breast implants

Mother of four, 27, is left ‘like a walking corpse’ after 32F breast implants left her ‘without any energy and feeling faint and fuzzy’ Alyssa Kirk went from a 32C to a 32F in 2016 to boost her confidence  Six months later, she began experiencing memory loss and random fainting  Her health got worse until she was bed-bound from January […]

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New findings indicate additional benefits of exercise to breast cancer survivors

Can exercise reduce the risk of heart disease in women with breast cancer? That’s what Kyuwan Lee Ph.D. ’19 investigated as a part of study led by Christina Dieli-Conwright, “Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Metabolic Syndrome, Sarcopenic Obesity, and Circulating Biomarkers in Overweight or Obese Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Their findings, published in the […]

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Women at Breast Implant Hearing Call for Disclosure of Safety Risks

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Women with illnesses linked to breast implants challenged plastic surgeons, regulators and implant makers, saying risks of the devices have not been fully disclosed, at an emotionally charged meeting on Monday before a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration. The women called for more information to be disclosed at the time patients are […]

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Gene involved in colorectal cancer also causes breast cancer

Rare mutations in the NTHL1 gene, previously associated with colorectal cancer, also cause breast cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers from Radboud university medical center, Leiden University Medical Center and the Princess Máxima Center in the Netherlands report this new multi-tumor syndrome, in collaboration with international colleagues, in Cancer Cell. Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, professor of Hereditary Cancer at Radboud university […]

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Multifocal breast cancer: Definition, staging, prognosis, and treatment

There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal breast cancer, including how doctors diagnose and treat the condition, its prognosis, and recurrence rates. What is multifocal breast cancer? A person who has received a […]

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