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Allergan Breast Implant Cancer

Breast implant surgery is the most popular cosmetic procedure. In 2018, more than 300,000 women had breast augmentation surgery. Additionally, there are few risks with the procedure. But a new recall on textured breast implant products changed that. The FDA warns women of possible Allergan breast implant cancer risks.

woman with textured breast implant cancer

Textured Breast Implant Cancer

Breast implant maker, Allergan, issued a worldwide recall of certain textured implants. Specifically, their Biocell implants used in reconstruction surgery. Regulators found a direct link to Allergan’s textured breast implants and cancer.

Specific Type Of Cancer

The textured implants do not cause breast cancer. But, Allergan implants cause lymphoma in the scar tissue around the implant. This cancer is called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. It is slow-growing cancer, treated by removing the implant. The FDA reports their study shows other brand implants do not cause this cancer.

Textured Breast Implant Cancer

As of July 2019, there are 570 confirmed cases of this lymphoma. Of those cases, 80% have a direct link to Allergan breast implants. The risk with Allergan Biocell implants is six times higher than other manufacturer’s implants.

cancer risk from breast implants

Breast Implant Cancer Risk

Anyone with an Allergan breast implant has an increased risk of getting this cancer. Some estimates state 1 in 3,000 patients will get this lymphoma. Others believe the numbers are closer to 1 in 30,000.

What To Do

Allergan breast implant cancer is not guaranteed. But, you have a higher risk of cancer. If you have Allergan implants, talk to your doctor. The FDA does not recommend removing the implants unless there is a problem.

Medical Implant Recall

What should I do if my medical implant has a recall? For now, the FDA recommends women keep the implants. But, anyone with symptoms should talk to their doctor. Anyone with Allergan breast implants should talk to their doctor about the risks. Even without symptoms, you should talk to a lawyer about your options.

When To Talk To A Lawyer

If you have a recalled medical implant in your body, you should talk to a lawyer. Every situation is different. You don’t need to feel embarrassed. Take charge of your situation. Find a lawyer to help you get compensation. A product liability lawyer can explain your options and protect your rights. Don’t wait, nearly every case has a statute of limitations.

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Lancaster Product Liability Lawyer

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