Friday, December 23, 2011

Implants: France recommends removal but UK does not

The French authorities have recommended that 30,000 women have faulty breast implants removed as a precaution.
The government, which says there is no evidence of a cancer link, will cover the cost.
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.
But the UK government ruled out routine removal, saying there was "no evidence" of a safety concern.
It is thought some 40,000 British women have the implants.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: "At the moment we are in a position where we have no evidence of a link to cancer.
"We have no evidence of toxicity, we have no evidence of substantial difference in terms of ruptures of these implants compared to others.
"So we don't have a safety concern that would be the basis for the routine removal of these implants."
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley: ''We have no evidence of a link to cancer''
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said women with PIP implants "should not be unduly worried".
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