Breast implant problems

Breast implant problems

Silicone breast implants back on the market : Serious health risks have not been addressed

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Shari Graydon
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Health Canada's approval of silicone breast implants (granting licences to two manufacturers), and the ongoing health safety concerns of these implants.

Health complications from breast implant surgery common: follow up procedures from private cosmetic surgery draws on public heal

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Aleina Tweed
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides a listing of health complications associated with breast implants, including surgical, loca, systematic, and psychological complications.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Coalition of Silicone Survivors

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms an organization that assists women with silicone and saline breast implants to educate themselves on facts concerning these implantable medical devices. Provides information to persons with other silicone implant devices.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
coss@siliconesurvivors.net
Street Address: 
2739 W 23rd St
City: 
Greeley
Province: 
Colorado
Postal/ZIP Code: 
80634

Health care utilization among women who have undergone breast implant surgery

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Aleina Tweed
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Demonstrates that women who have or have had breast implants experience more hospitalizations and visit doctors and specialists significantly more than women who had not undergone implantation surgery.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH BREA.T82 2003
ISBN 1894356284
ISSN 14817268
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Breast Implant Line of Canada

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Groups Served: 
Women with particular health conditions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Acts as a support and self-help group for women who have had, have or are thinking of having silicone gel breast implants. Works with doctors, researchers and others to gain more knowledge about the health conditions caused by silicone leakage.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-636-6618
Fax Number: 
416-636-3570
Street Address: 
56 Tourraine Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M3H 1R2
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