27 Jan '11, 3am

Women with breast implants may have a raised risk of a rare cancer: Study

Women with breast implants may have a raised risk of a rare cancer: Study

In this Dec 11, 2006 file photo, a silicone gel breast implant is shown at Mentor Corp, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - WOMEN with silicone or saline breast implants may face a small increase in risk for a rare immune-system cancer near their implants, US regulators said on Wednesday. Officials need more data to tell if the implants caused the cancer and are asking doctors to report confirmed cases, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. Overall the agency still considers implants safe and said women without symptoms should not change their routine monitoring. The cancer warning could hit sales of implants sold by Allergan Inc and Johnson & Johnson's Mentor unit. Allergan shares closed down nearly 1.9 per cent. 'Sales growth could be negatively impacted by the media coverage,' Wachovia analyst Larry Biegelsen said in a research n...

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