Cut-price breast implants have been linked to five cancer clusters around Australia.
Cut-price breast implants have been linked to five cancer clusters around Australia.

Breast cancer surge linked to cut-price implants

FIVE cancer clusters have been identified around Australia - and they've all been linked directly to cheap breast implants.

Figures obtained by News Corp show 9 in 10 women who have had a breast implant in Australia have the textured devices linked to a growing number of cases of a rare blood cancer, the Courier Mail reports.

One doctor in Southeast Queensland having seven patients with the disease.

The device is widely used because it is heavily discounted.

Identification of the clusters was made possible by a new Australian Breast Implant Registry which has now been joined by 16 other countries.

News Corp Australia

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