Health

FDA: Breast implant problems grow with time

Don't expect breast implants to last for life, the government warned Wednesday: About 1 in 5 women who receive them for cosmetic reasons will have them removed within 10 years, and those odds are even higher for cancer survivors.

Surgery

Surgical mesh implants may cause autoimmune disorders

Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist.

Surgery

Breast cancers detected at smaller size in women with implants

Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers—in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of ...

Oncology & Cancer

20 cancer cases in French women with PIP implants: agency

French health authorities said Friday that 20 cases of cancer had been uncovered in women with allegedly faulty French-made breast implants but insisted there was still no proven link with the disease.

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