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Can you get ovarian cancer from birth control pills? can birth control pills cause ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Opposite : Birth control pills dramatically lower the risk of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 30 years experience
No: The data actually shows that birth control pills can decrease the incidence of ovarian cancer.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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