by Erin Hawley
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
Breast implants have been around for decades, but experts recently discovered a concerning link between breast implants and a type of cancer.
Although the first case was recorded in the 1980s, it wasn’t until 2011 that the FDA identified the possible association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.
ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In 2017, the FDA released information that it has received a total of 359 medical device reports of this type of breast implant-associated cancer, including nine deaths.
Monday at 10 p.m., we talk to experts to explain the risk, the type of implant involved and cancer itself, including the question plastic surgeons say they’re being asked by patients: “Do breast implants give you cancer?”