FDA reports additional cases of cancer linked to breast implants

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A deadly cancer linked to breast implants has been found in additional women in the United States, federal health officials said.

At least 457 women in the United States have so far been diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Wednesday.

Of those, nine have died as a result of the rare cancer, which affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant.

Women with breast implants have an increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the FDA has said, compared to women who don’t have breast implants.

“We hope that this information prompts providers and patients to have important, informed conversations about breast implants,” the federal agency said.

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