Just two weeks after NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh released a report insisting that the PIP breast implants were not toxic, a woman potentially suffering from complications from a ruptured PIP has died.
Susan Grieve, 40-years-old, died recently from an aggressive cancer which she claimed prior to her passing was caused by the rupture of her PIP breast implants just a year prior.
The aggressive and rare cancer, known as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), is suspected to be linked to silicone and saline exposure. Just last year a 53-year-old French woman also died of the rare disease, who also had PIP implants. It sparked a small international scandal, but apparently was not enough of a hot button issue that the MHRA (they UK body that regulates medical devices such as breast implants) downplayed the incident insisting then and still now.
Ms Grieve’s passing has touched many women still fighting for the rights of PIP recipients. It has even super-charged one group, the Official PIP Implant Campaign UK. They recently banded together and will be sending a condolence book to Ms Grieve’s family showing that Susan will not be forgotten and that they will continue to fight for women suffering from PIP.
If you wish to be a part of the Condolence book, please contact the campaign administrators at the contact information below.
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