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

Posted Feb 06 2012 2:28am
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Click Project Title to learn more at the Army of Women site.

Karine Chung, MD, University of Southern California

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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