A MUM is suing a surgeon after a boob job gave her breast cancer.
Joanne Saunders, 53, had the implant after already suffering the disease and undergoing a mastectomy.
She was given the all-clear but later learned that the botched boob job had given her a different breast cancer — a super-rare type linked to textured implants.
Joanne of Worcester Park, Surrey, has now begun legal action against the surgeon and implants manufacturer Allergen.
She said: “To get breast cancer once is unfortunate, but then to get cancer a second time from the implant is ridiculous.”
Writer Joanne, a mum of one, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 — and had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
She had the implant but it was replaced twice at a South London hospital — in 2007 and 2013 — because it become hard.
Cancer was identified in 2016. Joanne became one of the first UK women to be diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Solicitor Emily Welstead, of Hodge Jones & Allen. who are representing Joanne, said: “There is scientific evidence confirming that the type of breast implant, which Joanne had, causes cancer.
“She wasn’t warned of the risk of this cancer. Had she been, she wouldn’t have had the operation.
“It is an acute concern that so many women have been exposed to this risk without prior informed consent.”