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Review: could Mirena cause Breast cancer?

We study 62,559 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 453 have Breast cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Breast cancer and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,895 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer (latest reports from 197,929 patients) has been reported by people with hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 453 people (0.72%) have Breast Cancer.

Trend of Breast cancer in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Breast cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Breast cancer4.83%15.17%8.28%19.31%30.34%22.07%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%1.52%27.27%54.55%16.36%0.30%

Severity of Breast cancer when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Breast cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Breast cancer ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Breast cancer100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (168 people, 37.09%)
  2. Menorrhagia (30 people, 6.62%)
  3. Hormone replacement therapy (13 people, 2.87%)
  4. Prophylaxis (6 people, 1.32%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 1.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Climara (13 people, 2.87%)
  2. Cyclessa (11 people, 2.43%)
  3. Alora (11 people, 2.43%)
  4. Ortho-est (11 people, 2.43%)
  5. Prempro (11 people, 2.43%)

* 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 (19 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.

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