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A 17-year-old female asked:

What birth control pill isn't recommended for people with a family history of breast cancer? are any safe?

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Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
None: Family history of breast cancer is not a contraindication to birth control pills.
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Varies: Depends who in your family had breast cancer. So make sure to get a detailed list of family members their relation to you and age at which they were diagnosed. Bring this info to your primary care provider to discuss. In the meantime , use condoms, they will also help to protect you from various infections.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do birth control pills affect your risk of breast cancer?

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Dr. Collette Dominic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Depends: You are thought to have a slight increased risk if you use the pill for over 10 years, although, some studies show that people who use birth control pills and develop breast cancer have a less aggressive form.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2015

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