Ovarian cancer was once called a “silent killer” because it typically did not create significant symptoms until after it spread from the ovaries to vital organs. However, doctors noticed a correlation between a drop in ovarian cancer and a rise in the use of oral contraceptives. It is now known that oral contraceptives help prevent this deadly cancer.
Frustratingly, though, some types of oral contraceptives come with their own dangers. In fact, YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella are all oral contraceptives that have been linked to serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack. If you have developed any of these complications as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
Types of Ovarian Tumors
The ovaries are two small, almond-shaped organs in females that produce and develop the eggs, or ova. Sometimes, mutations in the ovaries can turn into cancerous tumors. The three main types of ovarian tumors include:
- Epithelial – the main type of tumor, forms in the thin layer of tissue that envelops the ovaries
- Germ cell – occurs in the cells that actually produce the eggs
- Stromal – happens in the structural tissue of the ovaries that produce hormones like estrogen and progesterone
From here, the tumors can metastasize and spread to surrounding pelvic and abdominal tissue. These cancer cells are also capable of spreading through the lymph system and bloodstream to other areas of the body.
Millions of women choose to take oral contraceptives as a way to prevent unwanted pregnancy as well as protect against ovarian cancer. However, not all birth controls are created equally. YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been linked to devastating side effects like cerebral hemorrhage and pulmonary edema. If you believe that you have suffered from problems like these as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact a YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.