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Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Is it true that women on combined oral contraceptive pill have reduced death rate in all cancers?

Not all cancers: Oral contraceptive pill do reduce the risk of ovarian cancers in women. However, if you have a BRCA gene confirmed by testing, breast, ovarian, and/or colon cancer could be in your future. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Spotting midcycle day13-14 every cycle for 1 day. Can this be cancer? I had baby 1yr ago bleeding started 6 mnths ago. Stops when on OCP? Age 31 yrs

Spotting midcycle day13-14 every cycle for 1 day. Can this be cancer? I had baby 1yr ago bleeding started 6 mnths ago. Stops when on OCP? Age 31 yrs

Normal variation: Mid-cycle spotting is not uncommon due to physiologic drop in estrogen at mid-cycle. It is not an indication of cancer. If it is bothersome, you may go on OCP, or just address it with feminine hygiene products. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Spotting midcycle day 13-14 every cycle for 2-3 days.Cancer? I had a baby 1year ago, bleeding started 6mnths ago.It stops when on OCP. My age is 31yrs

Spotting midcycle day 13-14 every cycle for 2-3 days.Cancer? I had a baby 1year ago, bleeding started 6mnths ago.It stops when on OCP. My age is 31yrs

Normal: It is not uncommon to have breakthrough bleeding at mid-cycle due to natural drop in estrogen levels. It is not abnormal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

Is it possible for oral contraceptive pills cause cancer?

In general no.: The pill actually reduces non genetic epithelial ovarian cancer. It also likely prevents endometrial cancer in annovulatory women. However, indirectly you may see an increase in cervical cancer in pill users who decide that while on the pill it is ok to skip condoms with new partners. Having multiple partners without using a condom increases hpv contact and hpv can cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

IUD: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia. There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family. ...Read more

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Will spironolactone and birth control pills increase chance of getting cancer in females?

Will spironolactone and birth control pills increase chance of getting cancer in females?

No: In fact oral contraceptives has been found to decrease your chanes of ovarian cancer the longer you take it.If you have a long history of irregular periods the regulation with OC could also decrease the chances of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?

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 more

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Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Can women who bleed too easily still use ocp's w/o problems?

Yes: Some ocp's may actually help to stabilize and regulate bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more