There are a number of breast implant patients who have developed a rare blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating reports that link breast implants with cancer. There are currently more than 400 reports about patients who developed ALCL after getting implants, including nine who died.
Women may choose to get breast implants for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or for cosmetic reasons. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 400,000 breast implant procedures took place in 2017.