30 Dec '11, 6pm

"Faulty" breast implants caused cancer?

"Faulty" breast implants caused cancer?

PARIS: French health authorities said Friday 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. The announcement came as France's state health insurance fund said it had filed a fraud complaint against manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which sold hundreds of thousands of implants made with sub-standard silicone gel around the world. French consumer health agency AFSSAPS said that as of December 28 it had registered 15 cases of breast adenocarcinoma, the most frequent form of breast cancer; one case of breast lymphoma; two cases of other lymphoma; one case of lung cancer; and one case of acute myelogenous leukaemia in women with the implants. French authorities earlier this month advised 30,000 women to have PIP implants removed because of an increased risk of...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/117...

Tweets

Breast Implants: 20 cancers in carriers of PIP: According to the Agency for Health Products (AFSSAPS), 20 cases

Breast Implants: 20 cancers in carriers of PIP:...

sfluxe.com 31 Dec '11, 6pm

cur-game | Saturday, December 31, 2011 id=”article-photo”> | Photo Eric Gaillard / Reuters id=”article-body”> Twenty cases...

Prosthetic PIP: 20 cases of cancer reported in ...

sfluxe.com 30 Dec '11, 11pm

The record further increases . Twenty cases of cancer occurred in women with breast implants PIP were reported to the Agen...

New UK data 'shows higher risk of breast implant ruptures'

New UK data 'shows higher risk of breast implan...

straitstimes.com 01 Jan '12, 1am

The British government launched an investigation on Saturday into whether potentially faulty breast implants fitted by a F...

Fuel additive used in French breast implants

Fuel additive used in French breast implants

straitstimes.com 02 Jan '12, 12pm

A picture taken on Jan 1, 2012 in Saint Raphael, south-eastern France, shows breast implants produced by the implant manuf...

Faulty breast implants: Interpol seeks PIP Manager – San Francisco Luxury News: Telegraph.co.ukFaulty breast imp...

Faulty breast implants: Interpol seeks PIP Mana...

sfluxe.com 24 Dec '11, 11am

is sought by Interpol: Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of PIP © Eric Estrade / AFP I nterpol has announced the founding of th...

'Obesity kills, ups cancer risk too'

'Obesity kills, ups cancer risk too'

asiaone.com 31 Dec '11, 2pm

There is a significantly higher risk of developing diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiac disease (including heart ...

International Investigation: Interpol seeks breast implants Manager: The company had on women's health at risk a...

International Investigation: Interpol seeks bre...

sfluxe.com 25 Dec '11, 9am

This mug shot from 2010 Interpol searches for Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of PIP © Interpol / AFP class=”firstLetter”> D ...

Love your red meat? You may be at higher risk o...

todayonline.com 30 Dec '11, 2am

NEW YORK - People who eat lots of red meat may have a higher risk of some types of kidney cancer, according to a study of ...

acai berry French authorities act over breast i...

sfluxe.com 24 Dec '11, 2pm

Mark Harvey, a partner at Hugh James solicitors, which is representing more than 250 women, said: “I have written again to...

France to order 30,000 women to remove breast implants

France to order 30,000 women to remove breast i...

straitstimes.com 20 Dec '11, 12pm

French medical authorities will this week tell 30,000 women who received defective breast implants to have them removed af...

Peering inside a portable, $200 cancer detector, part 1 - 2011-06-09 07:00:00 | EDN

Peering inside a portable, $200 cancer detector...

edn.com 29 Dec '11, 6pm

As part of a project to design the electronics for a portable, low-cost cancer detector, I had to understand NMR (nuclear ...

PIP implants: the surgeons questioned - San Fra...

sfluxe.com 28 Dec '11, 9am

surgeons are also responsible. For the lawyer to carry four PIP breast implants , they would have failed in their duty to ...

Investigation shows heavy rainfall caused 'wate...

Yahoo! Singapore News, 30 Dec 2011 In a press release on the same day, PUB said that “prolonged heavy rain fell over the s...

Lung cancer gene found via @astar_research #cancer #genetics

Lung cancer gene found via @astar_research #can...

news.insing.com 06 Jan '12, 2am

SINGAPORE: Singapore scientists have, for the first time, identified a gene responsible for lung cancer. The Agency for Sc...

Breast cancer patients can tap Medisave for mam...

todayonline.com 23 Dec '11, 11am

In "Why is the Medisave option for mammograms only for women aged 50 and above?" (Dec 16, online), Mr Stanley Wong asked w...