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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am currently taking microgestin 21 1.5-30 as a birth control pill. will the 30 mcg content of estrogen increase a risk of breast cancer?

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Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Risks: of breast cancer include age, family history, history of tobacco abuse and unopposed estrogen therapy, the last of which is only a negligible increase in risk. So, an increase in risk is unlikely
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