Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.
The disease is not breast cancer but is a malignancy of the immune system called breast-implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. When detected early, it can usually be cured by surgery alone.