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A 36-year-old female asked:

i was prescribed (low dose) birth control. will this greatly increase my risk of breast cancer? no family history,benign lumps being monitored, 36 yrs

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The use of low estrogen dose oral contraceptive pills will only slightly increase the risk of breast cancer because, after all, it still has an estrogen (& progesterone) component. Monthly properly done breast self exam is your first line of defense for discovery. Most new breast cancer cases are found in patients who do not have a family history of the same.

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