A study recently published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology looked at the incidence of various types of cancer in women using an intrauterine device (IUD) containing the hormone levonorgestrel to treat menorrhagia, a condition involving abnormal bleeding during menstruation. The study involved over 93,000 women, and took place over a 13 year period in Finland.
The study found that the rate of breast cancer in the group of women was higher than expected, with the expected number of women with breast cancer being 1,292, and the actual number of women with breast cancer in the study being 1,542.
Though further research must be conducted before confirming a strong link between the use of intrauterine devices containing levonorgestrel and breast cancer, the study’s results do present important findings.
The possibility of the Mirena IUD causing an increased risk of breast cancer is a health issue worth further investigation.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that represents women who have been injured by the Mirena IUD. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury after using the Mirena IUD, our personal injury lawyers encourage you to begin exploring your legal options today.
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References: Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation