Using any type of hormonal contraceptive could increase the risk of women getting breast cancer, new study suggests
Progestogen-only contraceptive use is associated with a slight increase in breast cancer risk. The odds ratios for breast cancer were increased significantly if the last hormonal contraceptive prescription was for oral, injected, implanted or IUDs. The 15-year absolute excess risk associated with five years of oral combined or progestogen- only contraceptives in high-income countries was estimated at eight and 265.
Published 2 months ago · London, United Kingdom
New contraceptive pill can slightly increase risk of breast cancer, study shows
The risk of an average 30-year-old woman not on the Pill developing breast cancer was 0.8%, which increased to 0.9% for those using either form of contraceptive Pill
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Progestagen-only contraceptives carry similar, small breast cancer risk as other hormone contraceptives, study finds
All hormone contraceptives, including progestagen-only "minipills," carry a small "excess risk" of breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Oxford, but the overall risk remains low.
2 months ago·Atlanta, United StatesRead Full Article
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