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A 47-year-old member asked:

What what kind of program should i be to prevent breast cancer other than take birth control pills?

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Dr. Jose Abreu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Oral contraception doesn't cause cancer. Some breast cancers have receptors to estrogen and Progesterone so ocp should not be used only if the patient has a hx for breast cancer. Hope the info helps.

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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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