Melanoma drug’s link to other skin cancers identified #ZELBORAF http://usat.ly/xCGuSM
Does deodorant ingredient affect breast cancer risk? http://usat.ly/wE4HFW #Paraben
Tens of thousands of women in at least a half-dozen countries received the implants that were made with substandard silicone and that have been rupturing at unusually high rates.
NYTimes reports on PIP silicone implants from France and now defunct manufacturer leaving a wake of women worried and concerned about their future. Photo in post above.
Colon cancer prognosis worse for the obese, type 2 diabetics http://usat.ly/tXVFtY
October is Breast Cancer Awarness Month. USAToday reports - Pink ribbon marketing brings mixed emotions, poll finds
What more evidence will the FDA need in the US to take stronger action with regard to #ACTOS or #PIOGLITAZONE? Here is my prior post with links to background information.
ACOG issued new guidelines this week calling for yearly mammograms at age 40. USAToday - http://usat.ly/oF5X6s - reports that their reasoning is driven by a desire to detect cancer early before it can spread.
In January 2011, the FDA announced that women with breast implants were at an increased risk for a rare form of #cancer. Watch video here: http://youtu.be/Nw79yIQOlhk
Specifically, #Anaplastic #Large #Cell #Lymphoma (#ALCL). This announcement was based upon reports of ALCL in women with implants. Granted, it appears that this is a rare risk, it is nonetheless now being warned of with more emphasis than in the past. Complications from both #saline and/or #silicone #breast implants can be serious. There is currently no recall (as of July 2011) of implants in the US. Additional information regarding breast implants, the FDA’s alert about ALCL and #recalls in other countries is available at http://breastimplantrecalls.com
FDA announced risk of #ALCL, form of cancer, in Women with breast implants. While reportedly “rare” this is a real risk. Need more info? http://www.breastimplantrecalls.com Here is the FDA’s link: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/ucm239996.htm
This February 4, 2011, story by S. Roan, for the LA Times, notes that “Breast Implants Still Plagued by Safety Concerns” and forewarns a Generation of Women of potential problems from breast augmentation. She notes that breast augmentation remains the most popular form of elective cosmetic surgery and that ALLERGAN and MENTOR continued (at the time) to gather data on their products for FDA consideration.
More recently, as discussed in links below, the FDA has allowed the silicone gel filled implants to return to market in full force, relying upon data and information from manufacturers. Wonder if this is a good idea given their past history, litigation and recent warnings of ALCL (cancer risks). Regardless, they are not lifetime devices and mammograms may help fight against some risks but is silicone really the way to go?