Doctors issue new warnings about silicone breast implants

Doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center said they have found silicone breast implants are associated with an increased risk of some rare diseases and cancers.

In the largest study of long-term safety outcomes for patients with breast implants, researchers  have found that silicone implants are associated with some rare diseases, autoimmune disorders and other conditions; although a causative relationship has not been established. Results of the MD Anderson study are consistent with previously published studies that examined the safety of breast implants.

"Some of the rare diseases that we saw were lupus, Sjogren's, autoimmune diseases,” Dr. Mark Clemens said.

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