A mother of three from Caldwell, Idaho, found out last year that she had lymphoma that she thought was caused by her breast implants.
Kimra Rogers, 50, was diagnosed with lymphoma in May 2016, and was horrified to learn that the cancer was likely caused by her breast implants.
She had the implants 14 years earlier to increase her breast size from a small B cup to a large C cup.
Ms. Rogers was appalled to discover that her cancer was probably caused by the implants used in the breast augmentation she had 14 years earlier
Although there is currently research that explains the connections between implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) with breast implants. Ms. Rogers claims that she was never informed of the risk when she had the trial run.
"I remember saying to my doctor," You never told me it would be possible for me to get cancer if I got these implants, "she told Daily Mail Online.
Mrs. Rogers noticed that something was wrong when her hair and skin became extremely dry and her hair fell out. Then she noticed a lump under her arm.
Her doctors wrongly diagnosed her with Hodgkin's lymphoma, for which she had chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but the implants were not removed.
Ms. Rogers' doctors believed that she treated Hodgkin's lymphoma, which included chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but did not remove the implants they believed had caused the cancer
It was not until Mrs. Rogers did some of her own online research that she suspected she had BIA-ALCL. Her diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor, but she was able to remove her implants at the earliest six months after her radiotherapy.
When she spoke to Daily Mail Online last year, Ms. Rogers tried to collect money for surgeries to remove implants that her health insurance would not pay, claiming it was cosmetic. It is not clear if she already had the procedure.
Ms. Rogers said at the time, "After all, the cancer wrapped itself in my neck and collarbone, so I would have had chemo anyway, but at least I got the source of the cancer from my body.
"Surgeons do not remove the implants until six months after my last treatment session. If I had been correctly diagnosed and it had come out at all, the whole ordeal might be over. "