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Breast Implants in
the News

Gaining Ground

There's been a lot of media coverage lately about breast implants and their damaging effect on women.  Here are some links to media stories & videos that tell the story.

BREAKING
News

"Recalled" ... On July 24, 2019, the FDA requested that Allergen recall these products because of the increased risk of a cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  

What does the term "recalled" mean when it comes to medical devices?  When your car has the possibility of a faulty part, you get a letter from the manufacturer telling you to go straight to your dealer and get it replaced.  When lettuce on a farm in California is found with e-coli, all the lettuce gets pulled off the shelf in grocery stores across Canada.  But what happens when Breast Implants get recalled?

Christina Morales from Periscope Group says that one would think "enough studies and quality assurance tests should have been conducted to keep patients safe, right?"  Read more

June 10, 2019 - CBC News - What patients with textured breast implants need to know - with plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy Van Laeken (Vancouver, BC)

March 25, 2019  Dr Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, an Immunologist from Edmonton, AB, rocked the FDA Hearing with his amazing presentation showing the relationship between Silicone in the breast, & Immunological disease.

Videos

Nov 13, 2017 CTV News  re growing trend to explant.  

April 26, 2018 Global News  re Alberta woman who speaks out about breast implants

Nov 30, 2018 - ​CBC Marketplace -  Buying breast implants: Hidden camera investigation

Jan 19, 2019  CBC Radio-Canada - Breast implant safety:  The Trouble is Skin Deep

Mar 4, 2019   Dr Nicholas Tarola - Importance of Enbloc Capsulectomy

April 4, 2019  - Global News - More & more women across Canada have suffered health complications they believe are associated with their breast implants.

April 9, 2019

From the ICIJ Files - an interview with Sasha Chavkin - Women still aren’t being taken as seriously as men when it comes to their health.

Printed Media

May 19, 2019 - Global News: This Ontario woman had reconstruction after breast cancer.  Now she warns of risks of having breast implants, and shares her symptoms

April 11, 2019  - CBC: Alberta women with breast implant illness are urging doctors to warn others of risk

April 9, 2019 - Sudbury Star - Sudbury-area woman felt 'poisoned from the inside out’. She is now trying to help other breast implant survivors.

April 4, 2019 - Global News: Health Canada moving to ban textured breast implants over cancer risk​

April 4, 2019 - ICIJ: Canada, Netherlands Halt Sales of Cancer-Linked Breast Implants

April 4, 2019 - The Star:  Health Canada moves to ban textured breast implants

March 26, 2019 - The Star - Four Canadian women - two of them, BIA-ALCL survivors - speak at the FDA Hearings in DC, urging the FDA to take textured implants off the market.

Feb 12, 2019 - Health Canada will be updating its safety review of breast implants

Feb 8, 2019 - ICIJ - French inquiry urges ban of Biocell breast implant but balks at blanket prohibition 

Feb 6, 2019 - NBC News - Breast Implants linked to cases of cancer, FDA admits

Dec 20, 2018 - The Star  Health Canada introduces new safeguards against faulty medical devices, including breast implants

Nov 30, 2018  The Star  Breast implant recipients say doctors gloss over risks 

Nov 26, 2018  The Star - Biocell breast implants at centre of ‘biggest controversy in plastic surgery

Nov 29, 2018 The Star - Breast-implant-related complications, including cancer, kept secret thanks to broken reporting system

 

Nov 25, 2018  Coverage by ICIJ, presenting the Canadian landscape of suffering women without support by our medical community.

June, 2018  Longevity - Are Your Breast Implants Poisoning You?