The cervix is a tube that connects the uterus to the vagina. If you develop cervical cancer, it is frightening because you may not suffer from any symptoms of this disease while it continues to grow. Although cervical cancer is primarily caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, the use of oral contraceptives can increase your chances of developing this disease.
Sadly, cervical cancer is not the only risk associated with oral birth control. Some birth control pills, such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella, have been linked to devastating side effects including stroke and heart attacks. If you have endured one of these side effects due to taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact an experienced YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
Signs of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is one of the most common reproductive cancers for women. Although an estimated 4,000 women lose their lives every year to this disease, regular pap smears have helped many women identify cervical cancer when it is still in early stages. However, if you do not receive regular pap smears or if your pap smear does not detect cervical cancer, you may experience the symptoms of advanced cervical cancer, which include:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Abnormal vaginal discharge that is watery and bloody
- Pain during intercourse
Treatment for Cervical Cancer
If the cancer is noninvasive, meaning that it is only on the outside of the cervix, you may only need surgery to remove these cells. However, if the disease has spread further, you may require conventional cancer treatment like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Long-term use of oral contraceptives can increase one’s risk of developing cervical cancer. However, this is not the only concern you should have regarding your birth control pill. Oral contraceptives such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella can cause deadly blood clots and pulmonary embolism. If you are a victim of YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should fight back. Contact a tenacious YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.