Andrew Lansley: 'No evidence of cancer link' with implants

The French authorities have recommended that 30,000 women have faulty breast implants removed as a precaution.

The government, which says there is no evidence of a cancer link, will cover the cost.

The implants by French firm Poly Implant Prothese were banned last year after they were found to contain a non-medical grade silicone filler.

However Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said the UK government has ruled out routine removal.

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