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Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows
Depo-Provera, Injectable Birth Control, Linked With Doubled Breast Cancer Risk | HuffPost Life
Where can I get contraception? The contraceptive injection Depo-Provera, Sayana Press or Noristerat releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. Depo-Provera is most commonly given in the UK and lasts for 13 weeks. Occasionally, Noristerat may be given, which lasts for 8 weeks.
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John Littell, May 16, Are you at risk of breast cancer? For decades now, at least in the United States, one 1 of 8 women are predestined to develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes—more than , new diagnoses each year [i]. While, thankfully, the medical and surgical management of breast cancer has progressed to the point that far fewer women die from breast cancer than in past decades, clearly more needs to be done to prevent the development of this dreaded diagnosis. So, is there any truth to the claim that hormonal contraception increases the incidence of breast cancer? It is worth noting that Asian women have always had the lowest incidence of breast cancer [ii].
Abstract The injectable contraceptive depot medroxy-progesterone acetate DMPA Depo-Provera is commonly used by women worldwide, and it contains the same progestin that is most commonly used in combined estrogen and progestin hormonal therapy CHT regimens taken by postmenopausal women in the United States. Data from several recent studies indicate that CHT increases a woman's risk of breast cancer, and that the progestin component of CHT may be particularly important with respect to this increased risk. There are limited data on the relationship between DMPA and breast cancer risk though. The available evidence suggests that current DMPA use is associated with a 1. This study is worthwhile even if we find that there is no association between DMPA and breast cancer risk, since in this case women using DMPA will be reassured that using the same drug that has been implicated as a cause of breast cancer does not also increase their breast cancer risk when taken as an injectable contraceptive.