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Can Women Go On Birth Control Even Though Their Mother Has Had Breast Cancer
Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Yes: Not all breast cancers are hereditary or with receptors to hormones. Because you are younger, the risk is smaller. But keep in mind, your risk for breast ca is higher than the population. My suggestion is cont with the pill but do monthly self breast checks and do your mammogram every 2 yrs if the history is birads 1 or 2. ...Read more
Thinking of getting on birth control, but read it might increase the risk of cancer. History of breast cancer in family, what should I do, what's safe?
Risks worth it: The oral contraceptive pill greatly decreases your risk for ovarian cancer, and it is not a risk factor for breast cancer (it may perhaps protect). There are non-cancer risks but your physician can help you weigh these depending on your other life factors. I trust you are not a smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly: A 1996 analysis of more than 50 studies worldwide by the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Ca found women who were current/recent users of birth control pills had a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who had never used the pill. The risk was highest for women starting oral contraceptives as teenagers. However, the risk was gone 10 years after stopping. ...Read more
I've been on natureday breast products for about a week. Will it cause breast cancer? Will it effect my birth control? I've felt tingling already ...
A waste of money: Other than wasting your money on breast enlargement creams, its ingredients should not cause any harm. ...Read more
Condoms: The chemotherapy itself will probably turn your ovaries off, either temporarily or permanently, but it is too variable to know for sure. You should not add birth control pills or Progesterone iud during chemo for an estrogen sensitive cancer. Therefore, your best choices are condoms or a copper iud. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me if it is true that birth control pills gives you a higher chance to get breast cancer?
It may ^ risk: Slightly.Get a more detailed answer ›
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more