Raylene Hollrah survived breast cancer and did what many women do. She agreed to get silicone breast implants for reconstruction. What she was not expecting was to be diagnosed with yet another cancer that is connected to breast implants – Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BII-ALCL).
Doctors did not disclose to Raylene that this was a possibility nor that this type of cancer was known to be associated with the textured implants she received.
While in the USA this form of cancer is believed to be rare, this excerpt from the article addresses this:
In the U.S., the lifetime risk of developing ALCL is low, according to Clemens: 1 in 30,000. But in Australia, it’s 1 in 1,000. Tomes believes the hard-to-believe statistical difference proves that the disease is under-reported. Plastic surgeons say they are eager to find out why so they can inform responsibly and accurately.
Recently Raylene was interviewed by ABC7/Kimberly Suiters where Raylene discusses her previous breast cancer win only to get another cancer from the breast implants placed after her mastectomy.
Here is the link to the Facebook live video that reported Kimberly Suiters did to introduce the topic and Raylene’s story: Facebook Live Video. (NOTE: You’ll need to be logged into Facebook to see this video)
You can read the entire article by clicking on this link: Woman who beat breast cancer once says breast implants caused cancer again