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Do birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer if you skip the placebos?
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
Placebo, by definition, has no pharmacologic effect.

In brief: Yes
Placebo, by definition, has no pharmacologic effect.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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In brief: No
A placebo is a pill without any active ingredients.
Skipping them has no consequence. However, taking birth control pills does increase your risk of developing breast cancer because of the hormones found in them.

In brief: No
A placebo is a pill without any active ingredients.
Skipping them has no consequence. However, taking birth control pills does increase your risk of developing breast cancer because of the hormones found in them.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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