Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Hormonal contraceptives found to increase risk of breast cancer

Hormonal contraceptives found to increase risk of breast cancer

A large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports an elevated risk of breast cancer associated with all forms hormonal birth control. This may sound like old news to some, but there was hope that low estrogen-containing pills and newer forms of contraception, such as the IUD, would prove safer. Researchers believed the potential risk of breast cancer would be lowered.

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