Tag Archives: Breast

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and other factors.… Read More »

Lilly price break reverses NICE’s 'No' ruling on breast cancer drug Verzenio

Last October, England’s drug-cost watchdogs dealt Eli Lilly a blow when they decreed that the company’s CDK 4/6 inhibitor to treat breast cancer, Verzenio, wasn’t cost-effective. So Lilly dished up a new price break—and now the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is on board. The problem, initially, was that Lilly couldn’t provide evidence that Verzenio… Read More »

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 »