A new woman joined our community yesterday, and for the first time, I was made aware of the possible connection between the Mirena IUD and breast cancer. Dang it!
True confession: I never understood or researched how IUDs work until today. My sense was that the use of an IUD "disrupted" reproduction in some way, but until today, I had no idea that hormone treatment was involved! I have first-hand knowledge about how BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement treatment) may be associated with a breast cancer diagnosis, but now that I know the IUD uses testosterone, I'm not surprised about the potential tie.
I just did some cursory research about the Mirena IUD. Interestingly, when searching "Mirena IUD, breast cancer," in addition to posts both pro and con about it, there are quite a few links to attorneys who seem to be litigating for women who believe the IUD may have caused their diagnosis.
Here are a few links to sources that discuss potential like between the IUD and breast cancer. Please do your own research from reputable sources to find out more.
Cancer risk in women using the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in Finland - PubMed (nih.gov)
Hormonal IUD (Mirena) - Mayo Clinic
Breast Cancer and Mirena: Is There a Link? (healthline.com)
What to Know About Mirena and Breast Cancer (webmd.com)
Let's pray for the day when cancer is no longer!
Shared with love by Jan James, Hope After Breast Cancer
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