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A 19-year-old female asked:

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot and cancer risk? what are the odds and how much does your risk go up? is it bad i have breast pain the first month on the shot

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Study on 20-40 yo: Studies show there may be a 2 fold or so increase in risk of breast cancer in women who use depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) but the risk of breast cancer in young women also low. See this study please and talk with your MD. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3328650/

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