Women with breast implants are at a greater risk of a rare cancer form than once thought, Australian health authorities have warned.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reported an increased risk of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) associated with breast implants. Previously the risk was estimated between one in three million to one in 50,000.
The TGA now puts the risk between one in 10,000 and one in 1,000 and has confirmed 46 cases of breast implant-associated cancer rates in Australia, including 3 that were fatal.
Heed the warning.