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Liver Cancer and Oral Contraceptives

The use of oral contraceptives has been linked to health problems ranging from deadly blood clots to heart attacks. Additionally, recent research has shown that use of oral contraception can also cause cancers such as breast cancer and liver cancer. Despite these well-recognized dangers, almost 100 million women in the world use these pills.

Frustratingly, some types of oral contraception come with greater health risks than others. For instance, YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been linked with increased risk of pulmonary embolism and stroke. If you or someone you love has suffered due to taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, please contact a knowledgeable YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

Linking Liver Cancer and Contraception

In the past, studies have shown that women who were previously not at risk for liver cancer have a heightened risk of developing this disease if they take oral contraceptives. However, many people believed that birth control pills did not have as much of an impact as did hepatitis.

While this may be true, the World Health Organization classified oral contraception as a human carcinogen in 2005 due to research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that found that birth control pills greatly elevate a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer as well as increase her chances of suffering from liver cancer and cervical cancer.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer

Although you may not show signs of liver cancer at first, you should pay attention to symptoms including:

  • Jaundice
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling

These signs can indicate that you have liver problems, including liver cancer.

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Unfortunately, cancer is not the only potential health risk that comes with taking oral contraceptives. Women who take YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella are also in danger of complications such as deep vein thrombosis and myocardial infarction. If you have suffered adverse side effects after taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a qualified YAZ side effects lawyer from Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187 to learn more.

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