Monday, 13 May 2019

Caution urged over breast implant use after Singapore sees first case of implant-linked cancer

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) advises people who have undergone breast enlargement to consult their doctors if they suffer pain or swelling around their silicone implants after a person in Singapore was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer associated with breast implants.

“HSA received the local case of cancer type, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in March 2019. The patient was implanted with the Allergan Natrelle breast implants and was diagnosed with BIA-ALCL two years post-implantation,” it said.

“Breast implants registered in Singapore have a silicone outer surface that is either smooth or textured. Global reports have indicated increased incidence of BIA-ALCL with the use of ‘macro-textured’ breast implants.

As a precautionary measure, HSA has disallowed the sale of the Allergan Natrelle breast implant in Singapore since April 2019, the HSA said.

Ref: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/caution-urged-over-breast-implant-use-after-spore-sees-first-case-implant-linked-cancer

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