You may have been alarmed to hear the news about the Allergan breast implant recall. It is important that you understand what occurred.
What is BIA-ALCL
BIA-ALCL is not a cancer of the breast tissue, but a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an immune system cancer. It develops in the scar tissue surrounding certain breast implants, and in the fluid around the implant. The risk of developing BIA-ALCL is very low. These implants are not common in the USA, with only five percent of women having them placed in an augmentation.