Silicone Breast Implants Might Raise Risk of Rare Lymphoma, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI) Study

Published: Nov 05, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new study suggest that silicone breast prostheses may increase the risk of developing a rare form of lymphoma - cancer of the lymph system. However, the authors emphasize that because anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma (ALCL) of the breast is so rare, the absolute risk is still very low.

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