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After an extensive review of known cases of a rare cancer in women who received breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that those with implants may have a small, but growing, risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).
FDA scientists reached this conclusion after reviewing several studies on ALCL in 34 women with breast implants and information agencies, medical reports and reports from manufacturers of such implants.
But with an estimated 5 to 10 million sets of implants worldwide, the FDA experts say that the known cases of ALCL are too few to conclusively say that breast implants are the cause of the disease.
The FDA believes there are about 60 cases of ALCL in the world, but this number is difficult to verify because they have not all been recorded in scientific publications and some reports may have doubled.
The principal investigator of the Cancer Research Center of Salamanca (CIC), Atanasio Pandiella, said about 30 or 40 years, a disease as deadly as breast cancer may be curable or chronic.
This is based primarily on the sustained increase in the survival rate of illness ranging from a one to 1.5 percent per year.
The Spanish scientists claimed that there are new treatments that have proven very effective in treating the disease, such as a breast cancer subtype is characterized by high levels of expression of a protein called HER2.
The specialist Ramon Llull, Breast Pathology Unit Palmaplanas clinic in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, said the new technique is made possible by a technology that multiplies stem cells obtained from adipose tissue, a material ‘alive ‘has already been used for partial reconstruction to women with mastectomies.
Eta regenerative fat, obtained from days before abdominal liposuction performed on the patient then underwent an innovative process that allows for larger quantities of stem cells with the techniques applied so far.
A recent study says women with dense breasts but not lobular involution (a change in breast tissue associated with age) are at increased risk of breast cancer.
“Our findings also reveal that having a combination of dense breasts without lobular involution was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer who have not dense or fatty breasts and a complete involution,” say researchers from the Mayo Clinic.