Mail on Sunday Health story
Adele is one of the first women in the UK to be diagnosed with rare ‘ticking timebomb cancer’ believed to be triggered by breast implants.
Experts want all women choosing a boob job to be warned of the risk.
Adele Jenner came to Featureworld to tell her story about how she has contracted a rare type of cancer – triggered by breast implants she had years ago.
After the birth of her second child, Adele decided to have a boob job going from a 34B to a 34D.
She was thrilled with the results. But after her third child she began having problems with the implants hardening. Eventually she had them removed and replaced. But following that op, she felt a tiny lump under her arm.
She and her doctors thought it was scar tissue so everyone was horrified when it was found to be cancer. Tests then revealed it wasn’t any sort of normal cancer but Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL.) ALCL is a cancer of the immune system and not breast cancer.
But doctors have seen instances where it has appeared on the edge of a breast implant, which is believed to be triggered by having a breast implant. So far 150 cases of this cancer have appeared in women with breast implants and three women have reportedly died as a result.
Adele says: “If I’d been told having implants increased my risk of cancer I would never have had them. I am devastated.”
Thankfully Adele, who has recently undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy, has been told she is in remission.
But Adele who is married to Steve, who runs a consultancy construction company and whose children are aged 16, 13 and seven, will need regular check ups to ensure she remains free of the disease.
Adele wanted to raise awareness of the risk of having a boob job as she believes many women are simply not aware. And her story appeared across two pages of the Mail On Sunday newspaper.
Afterwards she said: “I hope telling my story makes other women think twice before they have breast enlargement surgery.”
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