Cancer cases relating to breast implants have skyrocketed in the last year-and-a-half – as the companies responsible for the defective implants allegedly refuse to compensate those affected.

Cancers linked to breast implants have increased by 56.5 per cent in the last 18 months, mostly related to providers offering cheap implants after getting them at discount prices.

In that time, 72 women have contracted cancer related to their breast implants and three have died.