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Will i end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is. I have had my IUD in for three years now. I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d

Will i end up having cervical cancer I have been having pain in my lower abdomen were my cervix and uturus is.  I have had my IUD in for three years now.  I had a pap smear a few weeks ago and the doctor said that my IUD is in good place and seems to be d

You : You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the pap smear to determine if the cerix is infected with a strain of hpv that would put you at a higher risk for cancer and sometimes a special examination of the cervix called a colposcopy is needed to double check the area. Thankfully, many, many women who have abnormal cells will not develop cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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With the merana iud.Are there risk for cancers?

With the merana iud.Are there risk for cancers?

Mirina IUD and canc: No there no increse risk cancer with Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud.It is safe, effective and long term. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood? Epithelial ovarian cancer at age 16 for a user of the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the likelihood? Epithelial ovarian cancer at age 16 for a user of the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Extremely Unlikely: In fact most types of birth control may actually slightly lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Additionally, epithelial ovarian cancer is extraordinarily rare in young women. In fact, the average age of diagnosis in woman with the brca2 gene that increases the risk of ovarian cancer is about 50. Woman worried about the risks of their birth control method should speak with their ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD increase a woman's overall breast cancer risk?

No: There is really no evidence that the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud increases cancer risk. In fact, there is some (albeit limited) evidence that it may decrease the risk of cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano
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Intrauterine Device (Definition)

A small object that is inserted into your uterus ...Read more