AOW needs volunteers: Effects of Depo Provera on breast tissue USC
Posted Feb 06 2012 2:28am
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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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