Think Twice About Im­plants

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Women who have breast im­plants are 38 per cent more likely to die from breast cancer than oth­ers who de­velop the dis­ease, be­cause they tend to be di­ag­nosed later, say Cana­dian re­searchers. Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have found that sil­i­cone and saline breast im­plants can cre­ate shad­ows on mam­mo­grams, which ob­scure large amounts of breast tis­sue, mean­ing that changes which could in­di­cate cancer can go un­de­tected.

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