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Plastic surgeons alert patients after Health Canada finds increased cancer risk in certain breast implants (Dr. Nancy Van Laeken, PHC)

On May 28, Health Canada said it has suspended the licences of Ireland-based Allergan for its Biocell implants, after finding 'significantly higher' rates of a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among patients with macro-textured breast implants. (Nicholas Amaya/CBC)
On May 28, Health Canada said it has suspended the licences of Ireland-based Allergan for its Biocell implants, after finding 'significantly higher' rates of a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among patients with macro-textured breast implants. (Nicholas Amaya/CBC)

Plastic surgeons across B.C. are informing some of their patients their breast implants have been linked to an increased risk of a rare form of cancer.

The office of Vancouver-based plastic surgeon Dr. Nick Carr has contacted at least 500 patients and told them what symptoms to watch out for.

Dr. Nancy Van Laeken, a plastic surgeon with Providence Health Care (PHC) says many of the patients she has contacted are breast cancer survivors.

Read the full story on CBC News.

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