ICYMI: May 19, 2017

Published on May 19, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: May 19, 2017

Breast Implants 'Gave Me Cancer'

Feature Story

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (The New York Times) — Raylene Hollrah was 33, with a young daughter, when she learned she had breast cancer. She made a difficult decision, one she hoped would save her life: She had her breasts removed, underwent grueling chemotherapy and then had reconstructive surgery.

In 2013, six years after her first diagnosis, cancer struck again — not breast cancer, but a rare malignancy of the immune system — caused by the implants used to rebuild her chest.

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