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Review: could Implanon cause Breast cancer?

We study 2,953 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 3,174 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 198,604 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,949 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 25 people (0.85%) have Breast Cancer.

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 (22 hours ago):

  • Christie on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Female, 47 had norplant 5 years. I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 38 and now I'm metastatic. I have no family history and the only risk category is birth control.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have had the Nexplanon implant for 6 weeks; prior to the implant i had been taking oral birth control pills for 7 years with perfectly clear skin. I had a mild reaction on my face within the first 4 days of having the implant but it went away after 7 days. For the next 2 1/2 weeks my skin was beautiful and clear. On the week i was supposed to start my cycle, instead of getting it, i received a break out on my forehead and cheek area. No form of topical medication eased the blemishes, although they never came to head and weren't that noticeable. On the day my cycle normally would have ended, i felt a deep pain in my lower chin but no blemishes had surfaced. On the 2nd day 3 small bumps had formed and were very painful but again not very noticeable or red. On the third day, they were very painful, itchy, red, and swollen but still no head. I called the NP who said it was more than likely cystic acne caused by the nexplanon implant. We are going to tdy oral antibiotics to see if it helps ease the pain and swelling and clears up my face. Today, on the fourth day it hasn't gotten any worse but is still extremely painful. Im hoping the Minocycline antibiotics work; otherwise the implant is coming out immediately. It just isn't worth having horrible acne.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • having headaches, nausea, vomiting, feeling overly tired, loss of appetite.

    Reply

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