Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

France government plans to ban breast implant that could trigger cancer


IllustrationIllustration - France reportedly will ban the type of breast implants that have the risk of causing rare cancer. As reported by AFP, France's National Agency for Medicine and Health Products (ANSM) has appealed to manufacturers about its plans to ban the manufacture, distribution, import, export, promotion and use of the breast implant.

The breast implant concerned by the France government is a textured surface implant which is believed can cause serious danger in the form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) cancer. ANSM has been lurking breast implant user since 2011. In November 2018, ANSM noted that 53 cases of BIA-ALCL occurred due to the use of breast implants.

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Earlier, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported an increase in rare cancer cases due to breast implants. In February 2019, the FDA received a total of 660 BIA-ALCL reports. The average case occurs in women with textured implant breasts.

Quoting from Live Science, BIA-ALCL is a type of cancer that attacks immune system cells. When cancer attacks women with breast implants, the cancer will appear in implant scar tissue. Some of the symptoms include unexplained breast size enlargement, asymmetrical breast forms, lumps in breast and armpit, rashes, and breast hardening.

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