20 Dec '11, 12pm

France to order 30,000 women to remove breast implants

France to order 30,000 women to remove breast implants

French medical authorities will this week tell 30,000 women who received defective breast implants to have them removed after several suspicious cases of cancer, daily Liberation reported on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PARIS (AFP) - French medical authorities will this week tell 30,000 women who received defective breast implants to have them removed after several suspicious cases of cancer, daily Liberation reported on Tuesday. Quoting senior medical officials, the newspaper said that before the end of the week, authorities will ask all women who received implants supplied by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to have them removed. PIP was shut down and its product banned last year after it was revealed to have been using non-authorised silicone gel that caused abnormally high rupture rates of its implants. Health officials said last week that eight cases of cancer, mainly br...

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