A 39-year-old member asked:
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i have a possible diagnosis of cervical cancer and am starting on birth control for the first time. at how much risk am i?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Promoting cancer: Hormonal birth control can promote cancer. When there is a question of cervical cancer, hormonal birth control needs to be discussed with the doctor, who established the diagnosis of possible cancer.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

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