Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products > Breast Implants: FDA Review Indicates Possible Association With A Rare Cancer

FDA announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggest that patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant. 


Mom Was Right – Eat Your Veggies

Remember life is short and science takes too long.  Eat more fruit and vegetables to lower your IHD risk.

Medical News: Fruit, Veggies Cut Risk of IHD in Large Study – in Cardiovascular, Prevention from MedPage Today

Among the more than 300,000 participants in the study, those who consumed eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables each day had a reduction of 22% in their risk of fatal ischemic heart disease (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.65 to 0.95) compared with those who ate fewer than three portions, according to Francesca L. Crowe, PhD, of the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues.