For several years there has been a growing awareness of an unusual and very rare tumour affecting the capsule surrounding breast implants.
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BIA-ALCL – Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

For several years there has been a growing awareness of an unusual and very rare tumour affecting the capsule surrounding breast implants.

This is known as breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  This is not a breast cancer but a lymphoid tumour arising in the tissue surrounding the implant.

Evidence continues to be gathered from all over the world and guidelines are still evolving regarding the cause and possible prevention of this tumour.  At MyBreast we have been closely monitoring the situation and we have informed all our surgeons of the current status to ensure that the issues around BIA-ALCL are fully discussed with all our patients undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

If you have any concerns regarding ALCL please book a consultation with MyBreast.

Useful links

BAPRA: British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive And Aesthetic

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