NCBI Bookshelf. Most of the remaining women in the implant group had a very different reason for considering implants: They had lost one or sometimes both breasts to mastectomy, an operation for breast cancer that removes the breast. Some women who are, or feel they are, at high risk for breast cancer have had prophylactic mastectomies to remove their breasts, followed by reconstruction with implants. Other women opted for reconstruction after noncancerous but troublesome breast problems. Implants today are soft sacs, usually inflated with a saline, or saltwater, solution.
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Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off as neurotic, looking to cash in on lawsuits or just victims of chance who coincidentally became ill while having implants. The F. Millions of women have implants, which are silicone sacs filled with either salt water or silicone gel, used to enlarge the breasts cosmetically or to rebuild them after a mastectomy for breast cancer. Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.
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