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Silicone implants may increase risk of rare type of cancer

In fact, it is a cancer of the immune system. Understand the relationship between silicone implants and disease and why it happens

Most people are aware that there are risks when it comes to silicone implants. Scars and infections, for example, are some of them. However, a new report from NBC News points out that there is one more thing that people should consider: the product may be linked to a certain type of cancer.

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implantation (BIA-ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (also known as immune system cancer), according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In most situations, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue and in the fluid near the implant, but in some cases it can spread through the person’s body.

Read more in Portuguese at IstoÉ.

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