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Is there a connection between hormonal birth control and breast cancer?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Perhaps
It would depend on the type of birth control.
There may be an increased risk in those with unopposed estrogen. (no progesterone).

In brief: Perhaps
It would depend on the type of birth control.
There may be an increased risk in those with unopposed estrogen. (no progesterone).
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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