FDA reports additional cases of cancer linked to breast implants

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(NBC) – More women have been diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of cancer that has been linked to breast implants.

The FDA reported Wednesday 457 women have been diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL.

The cancer has been linked to textured breast implants and it affects cells in the immune system.

Nine women in the U.S. have died from the cancer.

The FDA also announced it will be sending letters to doctors urging them to learn about ALCL.

The FDA will be meeting next month to review the safety of all breast implants.

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