Possibly. The birth control pills that have unopposed estrogen have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Although this remains controversial.
Possibly. Studies have shown that the use of birth control pills may be associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This association appears to go away 10 years after discontinuing bcps.
Yes. Women who use birth control pills (bcps) are at a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer yet this risk seems to disappear if you stop the medication more than 10 years previously and have not developed cancer during that decade. In contrast, bcps may lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Like all medications, there are risks v. Benefits that should be discussed with your doctor.
Perhaps. It would depend on the type of birth control. There may be an increased risk in those with unopposed estrogen. (no progesterone).
My sister was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer at 42. No family history and she isbrca negative. Should I be on hormone free birth control?
It is the safest. There is no present scientific information to make a definitive conclusion. Sometimes it's difficult for us to agile a simple yes or no answer. However, I think that it would be the safest for you to avoid excessive estrogen in any medication you might take.
If possible. I'm sorry to hear about your sister. Unfortunately, there is conflicting data regarding long-term risk of breast cancer associated with bcp use; however, one study in particular found the risk higher in women with strong family histories and bcp use. Therefore, if at all possible, I would suggest an alternative.
Discuss with Gyn. Taking unopposed estrogen does increase your risk of developing breast cancer.
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.
Benefits of B C. Pills out weight the risks you are thinking off. Yes any hormonal manipulation on body including contraceptives, possible to have slight increased risk, speak to your doctor. Go for regular great examinations.
I took the birth control pill for 8 years. Stopped two years ago. Am I at an increased risk of breast cancer now?
No. The risk for breast cancer if you do not have a strong family history of breast cancer is very very low. Your bc pills are unlikely to increase your risk in the long term especially since you have stopped using them.
Very small increase. The risk of developing breast cancer due to the birth on troll pill is thought to be quite small ad generally less than an unwanted pregnancy.
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.
I've taken birth control for two years. Does my risk of side serious effects (blood clots, breast cancer) increase the longer I take it?
Yes. Although the absolute risks of serious side effects and complications such as blood clots, strokes and heart attacks are statistically low, these risks do accumulate over time. Exercise, healthy diet, avoidance of smoking can all help to reduce the risks. The only way to eliminate the risks are to stop the hormone replacement and use a different form of contraception.
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.