after reading your page it states mirena should not be given to people who have had breast cancer my gp recommended i have coil fitted,but i had cancer 9 years ago and now it has reoccured,could this be related.


Hormonal contraceptives are

Hormonal contraceptives are not recommended to women at risk for breast cancer because studies have shown that the chemicals can accelerate the growth of tumors. There is some evidence that the hormones can increase the risk breast cancer independently as well.

Mirena IUS is a type of IUD that contains birth control hormones that help make it more effective in preventing pregnancy. For this reason, the manufacturers recommend that Mirena not be used in women with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer.

It is not possible to know if Mirena is responsible for your cancer returning as breast cancer can come back on its own. However, it is possible that Mirena was a factor. Did your ob/gyn know about your cancer history before inserting the IUS? If so, you should contact an attorney.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

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