An Australian ban on a range of textured breast implants has been recommended after a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer. The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s proposed regulatory action – which could include cancelling, suspending or recalling implants – follows an extensive review of an apparent association between anaplastic large cell lymphoma and some implants. The health minister, Greg Hunt , said the government supported the TGA’s proposed action. France and Canada acted in April to remove certain textured implants from their markets. As of April, the TGA had received 76 reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants in Australian women. AMA calls private health insurers’ rejection of claims ‘inexcusable’ Read more The estimated risk of breast implant associated lymphoma is between one-in-1,000 and one-in-10,000. Experts do not recommend removal of breast implants where there are no problems with the implant. Breast implant associated […]