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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can i take bc pill even if i have a history of breast cancer in my family? (mother passed away and grandmother survived)

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Were the family breast cancers estrogen receptor positive? If so, the pills do contain a very small amount of estrogen, and your psyche may best be treated with another form of secure contraception. Talk to your MD about this subject and options.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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