The uterus is a small, pear-shaped organ in the female reproductive system that cradles the fetus once sperm fertilizes an egg. Sometimes, the cells that line the uterus can mutate and become cancerous. When these cells become malignant, it is called endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer results in almost 8,000 deaths per year.
Interestingly, the use of oral contraceptives has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer. However, not all oral contraceptives are made with your safety in mind. Birth control drugs such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been linked to devastating side effects such as stroke and heart attack. If you have suffered from these problems while taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
Symptoms of Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer, sometimes called uterine cancer, has about 43,500 new cases per year. Because the symptoms of this cancer often show very soon after the initial malignancy, endometrial cancer is typically detected early enough to treat with high success rates. Signs of endometrial cancer include:
- Bleeding after menopause
- Abnormally long menstruation cycles
- Bleeding in between periods
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Weight loss
Endometrial Cancer and Birth Control
The use of oral contraceptives has been shown to significantly decrease a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer. There is also a correlation between the amount of time that a woman takes birth control pills and the amount that her cancer risk decreases. This effect continues even after she stops taking the pills.
Even though cancer can be a debilitating disease, it is important not to sacrifice your health in order to prevent endometrial cancer. Although oral contraceptives such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella can help prevent endometrial cancer, they can also put you at risk for other health problems like liver tumors and pulmonary embolism. If you have endured these problems as a result of YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact a YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.