Ask the Doctor: Link between cancer & breast implants

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(WTNH) — In this week’s Ask the Doctor segment, we are talking about breast implants and cancer.

The FDA just announced the breast implants can lead to a rare type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Nine women have died. The link between implants and cancer was discovered in 2011.Related Content: 9 deaths and rare cancer linked to breast implants, FDA says

For more insight, News 8’s Anne Craig spoke with Dr. Beth Collins. Collins is double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Some of the questions we asked:

– What type of implants are we talking about?

– How rare is this?

Check out the video above for Dr. Beth’s answers, and catch News 8 at 5 p.m. every Wednesday for our “Ask the Doctor” segments.

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