Since I published the blog post for the memorial event on September 25, 2017 two more women from our breast implant illness community have died. And many others are so ill they fear they may not live until their implants are removed.
There is an emerging health crisis and its only going to get worse.
WHY are regulatory bodies allowing this? Why are radiologists and plastic surgeons failing to report failed devices and migrated silicone? Acute care facilities are the only ones mandated to report adverse events, but pretty much only if it’s resulted in a fatality. Most women don’t die from their implants in an ER room. They do however present with red flag symptoms of breast implant illness and device failure, but ER / acute care docs wouldn’t know an implant related adverse event if it smacked them in the head. They are not trained to recognize breast implant related adverse events even when they’re serious. Regulatory bodies have it set up to fail. IF they wanted the truth to be revealed about implants they would be taking steps to ensure every adverse event is reported. They would ensure women with breast implants don’t fall through the cracks between regulatory bodies, the medical community and manufacturers.
FDA / Health Canada say breast implants are ‘safe enough’ ..
They’re harming and killing women.