American plastic surgeon Professor Mark Clemens said the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL is ten times higher than currently reported.
The British NHS has seen a spike in cases and last month French health authorities confirmed a ‘clearly established link’ between implants and the development of BIA-ALCL.
Breast surgeon Fiona MacNeill at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London says, ‘Because of the length of time it take for the disease to show, and because many doctors are not aware of it, women may have gone undiagnosed.'
Cause for alarm? You be the judge....