Former Playboy Playmate of the Year, Karen McDougal made the decision to explant -- have her breast implants removed because they were making her sick.
An interesting phenomenon is being reported across the country: Women who believe their breast implants are making them ill say they are struggling to get doctors to listen to them.
The FDA has agreed to hold a public hearing on Breast Implant Illness. CBS 5 investigates concerns the hearings will be stacked to favor implant manufacturers.
Joanne Chaplin-Shuman survived cancer twice. More than 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Her second round of cancer was caused by the breast implants used in her reconstruction.
The FDA is now acknowledging that women with breast implants may suffer a wide range of symptoms that get may get better when their breasts implants are removed.
While the panel is not voting on anything, it did discuss possible options regarding what changes – if any -- the FDA can or should make regarding how it handles breast implants.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.