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Fri Nov 21 10:29:07 SAST 2014

France says no cancer risk from pip breast implants

Sapa-AFP | 23 December, 2011 09:14
Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq holds a defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) after he removed it from a patient in a clinic in Nice December 21, 2011.
Image by: ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS

France's health ministry said Friday there was no cancer risk from breast implants made by local firm PIP but recommended to the 30,000 women with implants to have them removed after eight cases of cancer.

France's health ministry said Friday there was no cancer risk from breast implants made by local firm PIP but recommended to the 30,000 women with implants to have them removed after eight cases of cancer.

Women with PIP implants "do not have a higher risk of cancer than women who have implants manufactured by other firms", a statement said but added there were "well-established risks of ruptures."

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