Implants linked to breast cancer

NC_breastcancer0107_700x394Calif. — (KPRC) A doctor at MD Anderson Cancer Center is warning women about a cancer known as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and its link to breast implants.

This kind of lymphoma develops in scar tissue around the implant. One of the biggest concerns is they haven’t found any predisposing factors, and therefore they don’t know who is at risk.

Like many breast cancer survivors, Raylene Hollrah thought she was in the clear after treatments and reconstructive surgery. She tried moving on with a positive attitude and new body.

“You can just call me Ray because God’s light is shining through me,” she said.

In a shocking twist of fate, the breast implants she got during reconstruction turned out to be the cause of her second battle with cancer.

“I got the news I was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and I really knew nothing about it,” Hollrah said. “I heard the word cancer again, second time by the age 40.”

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