Local News Speaks to FDA about Breast Implant Safety
June 30, 2017
A group of women came forward to a local news station commenting on symptoms shared by them after having a breast augmentation. The news station then began to investigate these claims that their breast implants were making them sick! In their interview with the FDA, they ask about the current review process, monitoring, and plans to remove or suspend the sale of implants. Broadly the FDA responded by saying that they are developing a new form of patient registry to provide real-world data, that they had access to many sources of data to monitor the market, and that they did not have plans to remove implants at this time. They fully denied the possibility that these implants could have been the cause of all these mysterious symptoms!
My Implants are Making Me Sick
June 9, 2017
A woman in Colorado was plagued by symptoms for years that were unexplainable by doctors. Finally she had her implants removed and she discovered mold inside of her saline implants.
Another Woman Diagnosed with BIA-ALCL
May 24, 2017
Another woman with textured breast implants was diagnosed with breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. She had her implants for 23 years with no symptoms.
Breast Implant Trends
May 22, 2017
The days of "bigger is better" implants look like they may be in the past. Trends for smaller implants and explantation are on the rise.
Breast Implants and Cancer
May 14, 2017
This year the FDA finally acknowledged a link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer known now as Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma after 9 deaths and 359 reports of the disease. One woman, Raylene Hollrah, was diagnosed with BIA-ALCL from her implants which were used after reconstructing her breasts which were removed after a previous diagnosis with breast cancer.
Mentor Implant Maker Being Sued
February 7, 2017
Mentor, a breast implant company owned by Johnson & Johnson, is being sued in a California court due to the possibility of illness and injury inflicted on thousands of women by their silicone implants.