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by Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

In a Penn State news article dated 10/18/2018 and entitled Rare Cancer Linked with Breast Implants may be Underreported, Misunderstood, reporter Katie Bohn writes, “ A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers…We’re seeing that this cancer is likely very underreported, and as more information on this type of cancer comes to light, the number of cases is likely to increase in the coming years,” said Dino Ravnic, assistant professor of surgery, Penn State College of Medicine. “We’re still exploring the exact causes, but according to current knowledge, this cancer only really started to appear after textured implants came on the market in the 1990s…” The full article can be read here: https://news.psu.edu/story/488829/2017/10/18/research/rare-cancer-linked-breast-implants-may-be-underreported

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