Breast implants: Chief medical officer's 'reassurance'
The chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has said that she can reassure women with a banned breast implant that there is no link to cancer.
The implants by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were banned last year after they were found to contain a non-medical grade silicone filler.
The French authorities have recommended that 30,000 women have faulty breast implants removed as a precaution.
But the UK government ruled out routine removal, saying there was "no evidence" of a safety concern.
23 Dec 2011
- From the section Health