Time Bombs in the Breasts?

Reports linking some types of silicone implants to cancer stir fears -- but they may turn out to be exaggerated

Susan Cox, 49, was horrified. After a death-defying battle with breast cancer and a prolonged recovery that included reconstructive surgery, the Chicago nurse learned last week that the very implant used to repair her breast could raise her risk of developing cancer once again. "It hit me like a club," said Cox. "Am I going to have to lose my breast twice?" She was not alone in her fear. News reports about the risks of certain breast implants set phones ringing in plastic surgeons' offices around the country. In all, 700,000 American women have had implants after cancer surgery, and 1.3...

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