Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk

Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says

Study authors said the risk of breast cancer should be balanced against the benefits of the use of hormonal contraceptives.

In previous studies, the use of oral contraceptives has been linked to lower risks of other types of cancer. Mørch said women using or considering the use of oral contraceptives should talk with their medical providers.

Mia Gaudet, Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society, told ABC News today: “Women who are using oral contraceptives might want to speak to their doctors about use before age 35 and after age 35. Depending on their reasons for using oral contraceptives, they might want to consider other options, including non-hormonal contraceptives.”

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