Chief medical officer for England Prof Dame Sally Davies
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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
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