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Study: Temporary increased cancer risk from hormonal birth control

Medpage Today reports about a South African study that found a temporary increased risk of breast and cervical cancer associated with hormone contraceptives.

According to the study, women who recently used an injectable or oral hormone contraceptive were about 1.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer and 1.4 times more likely to develop cervical cancer than women who never used them, but the risk disappeared a few years after the women stopped taking the medication.

Numerous studies have also linked certain types of hormone contraceptives with an increased risk of potentially fatal pulmonary embolism, stroke and blood clots. Those include Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Ocella and other birth control pills that contain the synthetic hormone drospirenone.

Women who have suffered injury as a result of taking Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz or Ocella should understand the legal remedies available to them. If you or someone you love developed a blood clot or gallbladder disease while taking Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz or Ocella, you may be eligible to recover damages. Please contact Lopez McHugh for a free consultation with a qualified and trusted attorney who can answer your questions and ensure your legal rights are protected. Call today because if you wait too long, you may be barred from recovering for your injuries by your state’s time limits.

See the report here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/GeneralOBGYN/31580