ICIJ received more than 3,500 responses from people affected by the medical device industry in 50 countries, bringing to life the personal cost of implants that fail.
Allergan will recall its Biocell textured breast implants worldwide due to their association with a rare cancer of the immune system.
Australian authorities have proposed to ban or suspend 25 models of breast implants due to their association with elevated risks of a rare cancer.
Canada has become the latest country to halt the sale of textured breast implants linked to an increased risk of rare cancer.
The United States decided not to ban a breast implant that has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and is being removed from the market in France, Canada and other countries.
Sybil Goldrich and Jamee Cook both suffered after getting breast implants, Sybil in 1983 and Jamee in 1998. Together, they are fighting regulators to get more information to people considering getting breast implants.
A growing wave of regulators are reconsidering the safety of textured breast implants that have been associated with a higher risk of cancer.
French health authorities have informed manufacturers of a sweeping and historic ban on two categories of breast implants.