AOW needs volunteers: Effects of Depo Provera on breast tissue USC

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Effects of Depo Provera on breast tissue study

Who is conducting the study?

Karine Chung, MD, University of Southern California

Description from the Army of Women site

The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the effects of Depo Provera, which contains a high dose of a synthetic progestin, on the breast tissue.

You can join the Effects of Depo Provera on Breast Tissue Study if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:

  • You are currently receiving or are starting intra-muscular injections of Depo Provera
  • You are a woman between the ages of 18 and 39
  • You are pre-menopausal
  • You have NO history of ANY cancer, including breast cancer and DCIS. Cancer of the skin is OK (squamous or basal cell carcinoma)
  • You have NO history of breast abnormalities and have never had a breast biopsy
  • You are NOT pregnant and have NOT been pregnant within the last six months
  • You do NOT intend to get pregnant in the next several months
  • You have NOT been breastfeeding or lactating within the last six months
  • You are willing and able to refrain from taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve during the study (because of their blood-thinning quality)
  • You live near or are willing to travel (at your own expense) to the USC Health Sciences Campus Medical Center in Los Angeles

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One response to “AOW needs volunteers: Effects of Depo Provera on breast tissue USC

  1. Hello Donna,
    I too am a woman living with metastatic cancer. I have been cancer free for almost 6 years. My partner and I have started a free breast cancer publication called The Pink Paper. We are looking for stories of hope, humor and inspiration. Would you like to share your story in our brand new publication?
    I’m glad I found your site. You’ve done an awesome job providing a wealth of information! I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

    Take good care,

    Natalie Palmer
    Editor in Chief
    The Pink Paper

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