I have been keeping up with some of
the reports on the association between textured surface silicone
implants and the occurrence of breast lymphoma. I have
discovered that the implant type that is most associated with
this disease is the implant that I have. I am so worried now and
wonder if I should have my implants removed?
That is a very good question and I
will say at the outset that there is not 100% agreement as to
what to do for women in your situation. What you are referring
to is a relatively newly recognized disease called breast
implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
This disease is a malignancy that originates in the breast of
women who have textured implants. It is a malignancy of the
T-cell lymphocytes, therefore ....