Patients Educating Doctors

Since the FDA acknowledged the link between textured breast implants and a rare lymphoma in 2011, hundreds of cases have been diagnosed.
 
The offending implants have been recalled, but women still must confront a lack of knowledge about this rare cancer and struggle to secure diagnoses. Some end up doing medical legwork for their doctors.  
 
“I had to notify them of the recall, I had to notify them what type of tests I need done ... I had to tell them about what BIA-ALCL is,” recalled one patient.
 
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