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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 04:55 AM
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Breast implants: France recommends removal
Source: BBC

The French authorities have recommended that 30,000 women have their faulty breast implants removed as a precautionary measure.

The government, which says there is no cancer risk, is due to announce whether it will pay for the operation.

The implants by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were banned last year after they were found to contain a non-medical grade silicone filler. <snip>

The French health ministry said that women with PIP implants did not have a higher risk of cancer than women with implants made by other companies, but said there were "well-established risks of ruptures."

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