After Breast Cancer, Women Prefer Silicone Implants


November 9, 2010

The New York Times

Women who receive silicone implants after breast cancer surgery are happier with their reconstructed breasts than women who receive saline implants, a new study shows.

The finding follows years of controversy surrounding silicone implants, which some women and consumer groups have worried could leak and cause health problems, including cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. But in 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration lifted a 14-year ban on silicone gel breast implants after the agency, along with the Institute of Medicine, concluded the devices do not cause major illnesses...Read More