If you get on birth control pills before you have a child, does that raise your chance of getting breast cancer?
Apparently not. Oral contraceptives have little or no effect on breast cancer risk.
Please tell me if it is true that birth control pills gives you a higher chance to get breast cancer?
It may ^ risk. Slightly. Read more...
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?
Tough question. There is a very small increased risk of breast cancer with the use of birth control pills. Our best guess so far is that use of triphasic pills are the primary culprit. It might be worth verifying with your pharmacist that your pills are not triphasic. Also note that birth control pills seem to lower the risk of other cancers. Starting birth control pills as a teenager seems to raise risk. Read more...
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...