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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.

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