Pharmaceutical company recalls breast implant

SYDNEY:WECOME BACK…. THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY ALLERGAN IS RECALLING A PARTICULAR TYPE OF BREAST IMPLANT AFTER IT WAS LINKED TO A RARE FORM OF CANCER.IT’S CALLED B-I-A A-L- C-L… OR BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA.THE FDA SAYS THERE ARE NEARLY 600 CASES OF THIS CANCER WORLDWIDE RESULTING IN 33 DEATHS — AND MOST OF THEM INVOLVE TEXTURED IMPLANTS PROVIDED BY ALLERGAN. 2-SYDNEY:I’M HAPPY TO BE JOINED NOW BY LOCAL PLASTIC SURGEON DR. ELISABETH POTTER… AND DR. POTTER YOU’VE BEEN OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THIS TEXTURED IMPLANT RECALL OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. FOR STARTERS… WHAT TYPE OF TEXTURE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT… AND WHAT CAN IT DO TO YOUR BODY ONCE ITS IMPLANTED? DR. POTTERXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX 2-SYDNEY:WHY WAS THIS TYPE OF IMPLANT AVAILABLE IN THE FIRST PLACE? WAS THERE A SPECIFIC BENEFIT FROM IT BEING VELCRO-LIKE, AS YOU SAID?DR. POTTERXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX 2-SYDNEY:IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF WOMEN WHO STILL HAVE THIS IMPLANT — WHAT SHOULD YOU DO RIGHT NOW? DR. POTTERXXXX XXXX2-SYDNEY: DR. ELISABETH POTTER… THANKS

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