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What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: IUD

The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia.
There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family.

In brief: IUD

The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia.
There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized

In brief: IUD/Implant

Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding.
They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Uterine Cancer

Oral contraceptive pills (ocps) are commonly given to reduce the risk of uterine (endometrial) cancer in at risk persons.
They do so by reducing the lifetime burden of continuous estrogen on the uterus. Your gynecologist is in the best position to advise you on their use in your case or to recommend an alternative means of birth control.

In brief: Uterine Cancer

Oral contraceptive pills (ocps) are commonly given to reduce the risk of uterine (endometrial) cancer in at risk persons.
They do so by reducing the lifetime burden of continuous estrogen on the uterus. Your gynecologist is in the best position to advise you on their use in your case or to recommend an alternative means of birth control.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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