There are more than a few media outlets today touting the connection between breast implants and cancer, but before we all freak out for the sake of our favorite porn stars, keep in mind it’s not a crisis yet—the form of cancer is not only super rare, but health officials are just beginning to investigate if there is a possible link.
The cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, has been reported as turning up around the scar tissue that surrounds a breast implant, but the FDA is currently calling for more data to tackle the problem. So far, only 60 cases of this kind of cancer has been found among the staggering 5 million estimated women in the US who have knocked up their knockers a few sizes.
On the other hand, scientists are hard at work curing all sorts of breast cancer by developing a stunning new …breast chip. It is, in fact, a breast on a chip—a reproduction of a portion of the female breast on a small slide able to model the breast so as to better combat disease with nanomedicine. This kind of techno-savvy thinking is one thing that gives us hope that a horrible affliction may one day be wiped out. And, not to mention, now we get to make Breast Chip jokes.
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