Women who have been implanted with ‘silicone gel breast implants’ often end up with silicone in their lymph nodes and migrated to other places, including vital organs.
After nearly SIXTY YEARS industry still claims the long term impact of migrated silicone is ‘UNKNOWN’, yet they refuse calls to study women that have migrated silicone. Over decades migrated silicone has been empirically documented. There is plenty of scientific evidence that exposes the harms denied by industry and REAL WORLD EVIDENCE demonstrates that migrated silicone causes illness, pain and death.
Manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and doctors have been telling women that breast implants are ‘SAFE’ while women with migrated silicone are being harmed and discarded. As they get sicker, women with migrated silicone are left without answers and without medical help.
In order for such avoidance of accountability to have continued this long industry, regulators, lawmakers and doctors are, so to speak, ‘in bed with each other’. There can be no other plausible explanation
CLAIMING ‘THE LONGTERM IMPACT OF MIGRATED SILICONE REMAINS UNKNOWN‘ at the expense of human health is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The ‘BREAST IMPLANTS – MAKE ‘GOOD TROUBLE’ CAMPAIGN‘ calls for accountability and answers.
I encourage those with migrated silicone to WRITE LETTERS to your country’s regulator (‘FDA / HEALTH CANADA / MHRA’, or whichever other is your country’s regulator). Phone them too. Keep writing and phoning until you receive the answers you deserve.
Also write and call your lawmakers and politicians – Regional and Federal.
Ask them ‘WHERE do you go to get help?’. Ask them ‘WHO CAN HELP YOU and WHAT CAN BE DONE?’. Ask them ‘what your LONGTERM PROGNOSIS is‘. Tell them ‘I DON’T KNOW’ is NOT ACCEPTABLE!
If you don’t have migrated silicone, but this is still an important issue to you, please join in writing a letter. A violation against one woman is a violation against all women. A violation against women is a crime against humanity.
The time for accountability and answers is long overdue.
If you’re considering getting silicone breast implants ask the plastic surgeon what can be done if you end up with migrated silicone. Don’t stand for them denying or minimizing the risk or incidence. It happens, and it happens often. ALL BREAST IMPLANTS HAVE GEL BLEED. ALL BREAST IMPLANTS WILL FAIL WITH TIME. Breast implants sit in close proximity to vital organs and lymph system. Silicone and chemicals can cross the blood barrier. Denial and minimizing is NOT an answer. It’s a ‘slight-of-hand’ non-answer from a sales person pitching you a device they’ll profit from implanting in you.
PLEASE JOIN in calling for REGULATORY and INDUSTRY ACCOUNTABILITY.
Qualifying comment: I want to acknowledge that the great Civil Rights Activist, JOHN LEWIS (deceased), who spent his life advancing human rights, coined the phrase “GOOD TROUBLE”.
In calling for regulatory and industry accountability in regard to migrated silicone, and to end this injustice against women let’s now make ‘good trouble’.
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