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Review: could Implanon cause Breast cancer?

We study 2,943 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Implanon

Implanon (latest outcomes from 3,161 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 198,238 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 2,941 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 25 people (0.85%) have Breast Cancer. They amount to 0.01% of all the 197,804 people who have Breast Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Breast cancer in Implanon reports

Time on Implanon when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer0.00%14.29%7.14%14.29%57.14%7.14%0.00%

Age of people who have Breast cancer when taking Implanon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%5.88%29.41%52.94%11.76%0.00%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Implanon ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (17 people, 68.00%)
  2. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (1 people, 4.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Gleevec (2 people, 8.00%)
  2. Tramadol hcl (1 people, 4.00%)
  3. Triphasil-21 (1 people, 4.00%)
  4. Lumigan (1 people, 4.00%)
  5. Ludeal (1 people, 4.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have been cramping really bad and it feels lie contractions. I have also been having lower back pain and headaches. I took 3 pregnancy tests and 1 was negative and 2 had a fain positive line.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Implanon in left arm it doesn't happen all the time and it last like maybe 15min starts from my finger s and goes up

    Reply

    erik Archer on Aug, 18, 2014:

    A close friend lost her left hand from 'complications'asociated with the implant and no one will take responsibility-her first symptoms were numbness- get it out!

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I am epileptic or was as a child. I have not had a seizure in about 3 - 4 years now. I recently went to have my implant changed. This is my third one. All of a suddeni am experiencing frequent déjà vus, headaches and my anxiety is growing.
    I eat incredibly healthily and exercise most days. No drugs, hardly any alcohol and a strong life.

    Realising that perhaps my implant may have something to do with this and I have just never realised it!

    Reply

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