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What to do to help prevent breast cancer after you start taking birth control pills?

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Dr. Ray Compton
General Surgery 30 years experience
Be healthy: There is little to do to "prevent" breast cancer. Living a healthy active lifestyle, maintaining as lean a body weight as possible, not smoking and using alcohol only in moderation are reasonable choices no matter what.

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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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