Dr. Devgan featured in the Miami Herald on Risk of ALCL with Breast Implants

Dr. Devgan was recently featured in an article in the Miami Herald regarding ALCL and breast implant correlation. 

expert on ALCL Dr. Devgan

The American Medical Association (AMA) published an article on a rare cancer that is correlated with breast implants.  Dr. Devgan and her staff are hoping to enlighten everyone on the recent news regarding the links between breast implants and cancer.

ALCL, short for Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma, is a rare form of lymphoma that is associated with long-term seromas after breast augmentation. The risk of getting ALCL is 1 in 30,000. The main presenting symptom is seroma or fluid accumulation in the breasts. This lymphoma is primarily associated with textured implants.

Dr. Devgan only uses smooth non-textured implants in her clinical practice, as a form of risk reduction.

It is recommended to perform routine breast examinations, see your medical doctor, and obtain imaging studies of your breasts to survey them after breast augmentation. Self-examinations, mammograms over 40 or sooner with a family history, MRIs every 3 years for silicone implants. If you notice a seroma or fluid bubble, mention it to your doctor.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to see Dr. Devgan as a patient, please call 212.452.2400 or send an email to office@LaraDevganMD.com.

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