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20 April 2011

Silicone – no breast risk?

Adding a new twist to the debate over the safety of silicone breast implants, a large Swedish study has found no evidence the implants raise women's risk of breast cancer.

Adding a new twist to the debate over the safety of silicone breast implants, a large Swedish study has found no evidence the implants raise women's risk of breast cancer.

Silicone breast implants, long the focus of controversy, were banned in the United States in 1992 for cosmetic purposes, with some exceptions, amid concerns that leaks could cause a variety of diseases, including immune system disorders, arthritis, lupus and cancer. Tens of thousands of women filed suit against the implant manufacturers, which paid out billions in claims.

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