Tell the FDA we need a hearing on breast implant illness, complications, and BIA-ALCL

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Breast implants are causing illness and harm to thousands of women. The FDA needs to hear from those of us that are sick and disabled. Our symptoms are the same as were described three decades ago despite innovations in implant manufacturing. Studies have been terminated. Women have been dropped from studies. Ladies are facing disability and struggling financially to remove their breast implants. Breast implant removal is on the rise. Other countries (South Korea, France) ( ( are questioning breast implant safety and demanding more proof. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma recently gained more media attention and women want answers. The first case was 20 years ago and still no formal definition of causality has been made. Women are being warned that textured surfaces are more prevalent in this disease, yet another textured breast implant was recently approved by the FDA. Autoimmune disorders are very prevalent among those breast implant patients who are ill. Undefined disease symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, shortness of breath, rash, etc. are very common. We need the opportunity to tell the FDA about our struggles. Genetic testing needs to be done to see if there is a correlation among those women who are sick. A high percentage of those affected show improvement in health once the implants are removed. There are currently over 60 support groups about breast implant illness / Explantation just on Facebook. This doesn't include Facebook pages and communities, websites dedicated to the cause, and other support groups with online forums. Our groups are growing daily and we currently have at least 20,000 (Update - 50,000 as of Sept 2018) women united. We need a voice. We need to be heard. We deserve more proof that these devices are safe and more complete studies. We deserve transparency in the chemicals utilized to make these devices that we are implanting for a long duration. There is transparency in food and personal care products. Why don't medical devices require ingredient transparency? What metals are we being exposed to? What do the MSDS data sheets of these ingredients say about long term exposure? We just want the FDA to realize that we are all telling the same story - similar symptoms and the main link is breast implants. Please give us the opportunity to come speak to the FDA at our own expense and tell our stories. Thank you very much.