Women with breast implants have been warned to watch out for symptoms after the implants were linked to a rare cancer by US regulators.

7News.com.au reports the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked the implants to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), prompting Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration to urge those who have had the implants to “routinely monitor their breast implants and consult their implanting surgeon if they have any concerns”.

Macquarie University professor and leading surgical academic specialising in breast implant health Anand Deva told 7NEWS.com.au that the recorded cases had mostly occurred in older implants.

But he said “the majority of women are walking around with no idea of these risks”, and warned of the dangers that can come from the procedure without regular checkups afterwards, the website reported.

Read the full report here: https://7news.com.au/news/public-health/aussies-warned-over-breast-implants-after-us-cancer-link-c-8355882

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