How common is breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)?
BIA-ALCL is a very rare condition. Fewer than 10 patients each year are diagnosed with this form of lymphoma. It is estimated that 10 to 11 million women throughout the world have received breast implants. The vast majority of cases of the disease have occurred in patients who have received textured implants, according to information from the FDA. The risk of developing BIA-ALCL ranges from one in about 1,000 to one in 30,000 for people with textured breast implants.