Because other diseases and cancers of the breast can cause similar symptoms, breast implant-associated ALCL is often a difficult diagnosis. Symptoms can vary from person to person.
More common symptoms include:
- A spontaneous fluid collection in the breast, developing many months or years after receiving a breast implant
- Redness and swelling of the breast around an implant that is not from an infection
Less common symptoms:
- Contraction of the scar tissue capsule surrounding the breast implant
If you have one or more of these symptoms, it does not mean you have breast implant-associated ALCL. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor since they may indicate other health problems.
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