Are breast implants linked to cancer? Sara G. Miller is a staff writer who answers some of our questions. There are cases of a rare type of cancer which is linked to breast implants and they seem to be on the rise.
The breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, is not a form of breast cancer but a lymphoma, which is a cancer of the immune system. There are estimates that the range of women affected is 1 in 4,000 for those with breast implants to 1 in 30,000, according to a review published in the
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