New Cancer Fears in France over Breast Implants

(Medical Xpress) – France’s national cancer institute said on Tuesday there was a “clearly established link” between a rare form of cancer and a certain type of breast implant, as the health minister sought to allay fears. The national cancer institute (INCa) said there had been 18 cases of the rare disease—anaplastic large cell lymphoma—since 2011, linked to the silicone breast implant. Given the rarity of the cases, the INCa said there was no need to recommend the removal of the implants.

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