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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Could sound waves bring us smarter medical implants?

Pinned to a wall in Tommaso Melodia’s office, next to a stack of wireless technology guidebooks, is a child’s illustration: a smiling heart symbol alongside the word “Papa.” His office is covered with drawings like these, drawings suggesting that this Northeastern engineering professor and father of four has touched the hearts of his children. And someday—through next-generation pacemakers that emit […]

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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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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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Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off as neurotic, looking to cash […]

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Woman diagnosed with rare blood cancer after buttock implants

Buttock implants could cause rare blood cancer: Study reveals first EVER account of a possible link just weeks after health officials blamed breast implants for 9 deaths and 457 illnesses A new study reveals a middle-aged woman who got textured gluteal implants was diagnosed with ALCL a year later ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) is a cancer of the blood […]

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