A cancer in women with textured breast implants is more widespread than previously believed, raising questions for patients and physicians about continuing to describe it as “rare.”

As of Dec. 20, 2019, Health Canada said it had received 106 reports describing “breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL),” including both confirmed and suspected cases. Of those, 52 were received since May 28, 2019.