Thanks for your post. It sounds like you are really worried about BIA-ALCL following your recent scan and the fluid that was noted. Whilst we can’t comment on individual cases, BIA-ALCL is very rare and there can be other reasons for fluid being noticed on your scan.
In some women with breast implants, a rare type of cancer called breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been found. It has been diagnosed in women with and without breast cancer who have implants for breast reconstruction or breast enlargement.
It’s not known if the implants are the cause, but there may be a link, particularly to implants with a textured surface.
You can contact your breast care nurse and talk through your concerns with them or do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.
The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).
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