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.