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A 52-year-old female asked:

i am on angeliq hormone pills for 5 weeks now. my breasts & nipples are swolen & very sore. any suggestions? is it true that a woman's chances getting breast cancer increases by 48% if her breasts are sore while using hormone pills?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Angeliq ?'s: Angeliq is a low dose estrogen/progestin combination pill, and prolonged use can cause swollen breasts and sore nipples. Ask your gyn physician to change to another low dose oral bcp , and your symptoms may decrease. Sore breasts are the result of ingestion of hormones, but breast cancer is generally not thought to arise just due to low dose bcp use.

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