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Does breast feeding cause ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Actually, breastfeeding is associated with a decreased risk of ovarian cancer, especially when done for more than 18 cumulative months.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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