Birth Control linked to Breast Cancer – Report

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It has been said that birth control to prevent pregnancy, ease period cramps, or make endometriosis less painful are not without risk.

In fact according to a publication by Heathline, women who use hormonal contraception have a slightly increased risk for breast cancer.

The publication said the finding was based on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

However, despite the risk, experts advised women not to throw out their birth control pills or schedule their IUDs to be removed.

“There’s nothing in life that’s without risk. The estimated additional risk for premenopausal women is increased [if they take hormonal birth control] — but it is still very low. It’s a portion of a percentage point,” said Dr. Jill Rabin, co-chief of the division of ambulatory care and women’s health programs-PCAP Services at Northwell Health in New York.

 

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