Tag Archives: Implants

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »

Patients given unsafe medical implants

Medical devices that are unsafe and have not been adequately tested are ending up inside patients’ bodies, an investigation has revealed. The devices include heart pacemakers, rods to correct spines, and artificial knees and hips. The investigation found implants that had failed in baboons, or were tested only on pigs and dead bodies, were coming… Read More »