National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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June 21, 1999

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Women with silicone breast implants are no more likely than the rest of the population to develop cancer, immunologic diseases, or neurological problems, says a new report from a committee of the Institute of Medicine. However, implants commonly lead to complications that require surgery or other medical interventions to correct.


Speakers:
Stuart Bondurant, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.