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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer.

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Last updated Aug 17, 2013

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