Rare cancer linked to breast implants

AT LEAST four Australian women may have developed a rare cancer as a result of having breast implants, a US government review shows.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced a possible link between anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and saline- or silicone-filled breast implants.

Data from its review suggests patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule next to the implant.

The FDA review, which included scientific literature from the past 13 years, found 34 unique