Rare cancer reported with breast implants

Six cases of a rare form of lymphoma have been diagnosed in Australian women with breast implants, according to new data released by the national drugs and devices watchdog.

The cases of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) have come to light in the fallout of the international health scare around Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants, which French authorities investigated as a possible cause of the malignancy at the end of last year.