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Are there any birth control pills that won't cause forms of reproductive cancers?

Are there any birth control pills that won't cause forms of reproductive cancers?

Yes: Birth control pills prevent ovarian and endometrial cancers. Cervical cancer is increased due to most pill users do not use condoms and are more at risk for hpv infection which can cause cervical cancer. There is a small increase in breast cancer with more than 10 years use, but these patients tend to have a much less aggressive form o breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Much more than!: The increased risk of cervical cancer from use of birth control is tiny, if at all, depending on what studies you read. However, the hpv vaccine reduces your risk of cervical cancer by 75-80%, so it is way better! You figure if there is an increased risk of 1-2% from birth control pills, or even it was as much as a 5-10% difference, (which no way it is), then the vaccine really wins out. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a cancer patient to eat birth control pills?

Is it safe for a cancer patient to eat birth control pills?

It depends: If the cancer is an estrogen dependent cancer, then the risk of pregnancy has to be balanced with the contraceptive pill's estrogen contribution to further cancer enhancement. If it is not an estrogen dependent cancer, then the use of the pill prevents an unwanted pregnancy in the midst of a serious medical life condition and its' use is very prudent. ...Read more

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Does long term use of birth control pills really decrease the chances of ovarian and uterine cancers? If so, by how much and how does it do that?

Does long term use of birth control pills really decrease the chances of ovarian and uterine cancers? If so, by how much and how does it do that?

Yes.: Combination birth control pills reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and uterine cancers. Similar to multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding. They quiet the ovaries from all the activity of ovulating, stimulation. They help shed the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Since I take birth control pills can I still get cervial cancer?

Yes: Birth control pills do not prevent cervical or any other cancer. You should get PAP smear done. You are still young enough to take HPV vaccination and I would recommend that you take the vaccination as that can prevent many cervical cancers. ...Read more

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What is the link between cervical cancer and birth control pills?

What is the link between cervical cancer and birth control pills?

Behavior: People on birth control pills use condoms less and are, therefore, more likely to get a human papilloma virus which can cause cervical cancer. The main cause for cervical cancer is the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Why do doctors prescibe birth control pills since they cause cancer?

Because they do not.: There is no evidence that birth control pills cause cancer - the opposite is true; they prevent ovarian cancer on long-term use. ...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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Does the cervical cancer shot help reduce the risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Does the cervical cancer shot help reduce the risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?

Kind of: Birth control pills can increase the risk of cervical cancer in a round about way. If you have unprotected sex (don't use a condom) because you figure you're safe on the pill to do so, then you may contract the hpv virus which can cause cervical cancer. The vaccine can reduce the chance of you catching this virus. The moral is, birth control pill or not, use a condom to reduce your risk of std's. ...Read more

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Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer? .

Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer? .

No: The cause of ovarian cancer is unknown. But oral contraceptives certainly do not cause it. In fact there is some degree of protection provided in women who have taken oral birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is it actually ok for a girl to be taking birth control pills if her mother had breast cancer?

Is it actually ok for a girl to be taking birth control pills if her mother had breast cancer?

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

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Can giving a 12 year old birth control pills increase her chance of getting cancer?

Can giving a 12 year old birth control pills increase her chance of getting cancer?

No: Pills are not associated with an increase in cancer. If the twelve year ols has not finished growing, the hormones in the pills will stop her growth. Do not give the child the pills unless prescribed by her doctor to prevent her from being shorter than she should. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills affect your risk of breast cancer?

How do birth control pills affect your risk of breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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I was on the pill for over 10 years, is that helpful to prevent ovarian cancer? I was on birth control pills for over 10 years of my life, probably 21 years old to about 31, 32 years old. I just heard that the pill can prevent ovarian cancer up to 50% whi

I: I can understand your concern, but please do not restart the pills without talking with your gynecologist. After a certain age, birth control pills can be risky, including for women with any cardiovascular risk factors (for stroke, heart attack, etc), and especially in women who are smokers or if they happen to be overweight. Please see your doctor and have an examination and discuss your risk factors for oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What to do to help prevent breast cancer after you start taking birth control pills?

What to do to help prevent breast cancer after you start taking birth control pills?

Be healthy: There is little to do to "prevent" breast cancer. Living a healthy active lifestyle, maintaining as lean a body weight as possible, not smoking and using alcohol only in moderation are reasonable choices no matter what. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use birth control pills like celest for over a year? Does it caus breast cancer or any serious side effects?

Is it safe to use birth control pills like celest for over a year? Does it caus breast cancer or any serious side effects?

Yes it is safe: Birth control pills are widely used and considered safe in the short term (1-5 years). There is no serious concern about them causing any cancers. ...Read more

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With history of breast cancer in my family, most doctors will not prescribe birth control pills to me. What options will not raise my risk for cancer?

With history of breast cancer in my family, most doctors will not prescribe birth control pills to me. What options will not raise my risk for cancer?

Have you asked?: Many women have a family member who has or has had breast cancer. You need to discuss this with your provider. I. e. The risk based on family history. You other options are an IUD, a diaphragm. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

Either is: Okay to lower your risk of endometrial cancer. It is important to not go more that 3-4 months without having a period. Using a progesterone only or combo OCP is a good choice. Once in menopause, you don't need either. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause cancer? My doctor says they are fine! My question is can they cause breast cancer or other cancers?

Not significant: Some studies suggest that use of birth control pills appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among younger women. However, the risk level goes back to normal 10 years or more after discontinuing oral contraceptive use.
Women who use oral contraceptives have reduced risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Birth control pills heighten the chances of liver cancer? A friend is in stage 4 cancer, the doctor blames bc pills. This worries me bc I am on bc

Birth control pills heighten the chances of liver cancer? A friend is in stage 4 cancer, the doctor blames bc pills. This worries me bc I am on bc

Possible low risk: Contraceptives are known to cause benign ' adenomas ' which may can cause liver bleeding. There may be slight increase of incidence of liver cancer for those who are on contraceptives for 5 or more yeas. Estrogens known to inhibit bilirubin and bile acid production which may be the cause. If you are concerned see your doctor for other alternative method of birth control. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would I feel or what would happen to my body if I take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

Could you tell me what would I feel or what would happen to my body if I take birth control pills and then morning after pill when I have breast cancer?

This does not make s: Your question does not make much sense to me. Do you now have breast cancer or you just imagining things? Once there is a diagnosis of breast cancer made, we ask patients to avoid taking hormone pills, if possible. ...Read more

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Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

No major risks: Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are birth control pills for catamenial epilepsy contraindicated in case of family history of breast cancer and smoking? I am 41, have catamenial epilepsy, and it's been suggested that birth control pills could help. I tolerate aed's poorly, the side effec

Are birth control pills for catamenial epilepsy contraindicated in case of family history of breast cancer and smoking? I am 41, have catamenial epilepsy, and it's been suggested that birth control pills could help. I tolerate aed's poorly, the side effec

No: Birth control pills aren't contraindicate due to your family history of breast cancer. If you are still smoking, they may be contraindicated depending on your age. Be sure to ask your doctor about this. There is a higher risk of blood clots and stroke while on birth control pills. Be sure you understand the risks. It sounds like you might really benefit from them! ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that presents in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more