You can be sure you are being cared for by renowned physicians with the highest levels of experience and skill.
A team of more than 30 medical oncologists, plastic and oncologic surgeons, radiation oncologists and pathologists – all experts in their fields and ALCL – work together closely to customize the best treatment for you. A specially trained support team is part of each group.
MD Anderson researchers are pioneering remarkable advances to give you the best treatment for implant-associated ALCL. Areas of study include:
- More-precise ways to diagnose implant-associated ALCL
- Radiation and chemotherapy clinical trials for advanced disease
- Novel targeted agents that help your body fight the disease
We constantly test new boundaries with research. Because of this, we can offer many clinical trials (research studies) of new treatments that are not available at other centers. In fact, the dedicated implant-associated ALCL research program at MD Anderson is one of few in the world.
And, at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's foremost comprehensive cancer centers. We have all the support and wellness services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
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Chronic stress weakens the immune system and makes it harder for your body to stay healthy.
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BY MD Anderson
August 19, 2014
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 is unusual enough, but Raylene Hollrah was also diagnosed with an extremely rare type of lymphoma just a few years after her first cancer diagnosis and before her 40th birthday.
Raylene, an outgoing insurance advisor who prefers to be called Ray, is only the 25th person in the U.S. -- and the 61st in the world -- to be diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma...