There has been a bit about this in the media again. Please note that BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer. It stands for Breast Implant Associated with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
A quick chat with Dr Miroshnik provides these very important notes;
- Dr Miroshnik He has never seen a case in his career.
- Dr Miroshnik only uses micro or nanotexture.
- risk is 1:60000 - 100000
- risk of getting lymphoma in a female without implants is 1:50 and breast cancer is 1:9. So a female with implants is 1:60000 - 1000000 out of those anyway.
Here is the link to the Australasian Society of Plastic Surgeons' FAQs. https://asaps.org.au/media/
A snapshot of these FAQs;
- BIA-ALCL is not same as breast cancer
- it does not develop in the breast tissue
- The risk may be around one in 5000 for women with breast implants
- The risk of breast cancer is about one in eight women
- No cases have been found in patients with smooth implants
- The majority of cases are cured with the removal of implants and the fibrous capsule around
them from both breasts.
- Bacteria have been identified within the lymphoma and around implants in affected breasts