Contact Us

Breast Cancer
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



If you believe breast cancer developed as the result of a drug (i.e. Prempro), please list drug:

Date you started taking this drug:

Date you stopped taking this drug:

If diagnosed with breast cancer, please indicate details of diagnosis:

Have any family members (sisters, mother, grandmothers) been diagnosed with breast cancer?

If yes, please describe which family member was diagnosed and the type of cancer that was diagnosed:

Have you been genetically screened for breast cancer?

If you have been screened for breast cancer, please describe results:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.


Jun 2, 2005 |

A study published in the released on May 31, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that long-term use of ibuprofen or aspirin may raise the risk of breast cancer in women.

This surprising finding has no biological explanation and actually runs contrary to numerous prior studies which linked pan relievers with a lower risk of colon cancer. The researchers themselves had expected to find that the two painkillers lowered the risk of breast cancer.

The study analyzed information relating to 114,460 California teachers between the ages of 22 and 85 who were free of breast cancer when they enrolled in the ongoing California Teachers Study a decade ago. Between 1995 and 2001, 2,391 of these women were diagnosed with breast cancer. When all users of the two painkillers were considered together, no link was suggested. However, those who used ibuprofen daily for at least 5 years were 50% more likely to develop breast cancer. The figure jumped to 80% in the case of daily aspirin users.

While the researchers did not advise anyone to stop taking aspirin or ibuprofen as a result of the study, they are convinced that the two painkillers are not reducing breast cancer.

Related articles
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo