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If you get on birth control pills before you have a child, does that raise your chance of getting breast cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Apparently not.: Oral contraceptives have little or no effect on breast cancer risk.

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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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