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Breast implants may link to cancer


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Ten million women have breast implants worldwide, and now, a new report finds breast implants may be linked to a rare cancer.

Food and Drug Administration experts say they are aware of roughly 60 cases of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or ALCL in the scar tissue that forms around breast implants.

The cancer is found in breast tissue in only three out of 100 million women without implants.

The FDA is recommending doctors and women pay close attention to the implants, and report any cases of ALCL to the agency.

Breast implants are not being removed from the market, and experts are confident they are still safe.

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