Birth Control still Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Birth Control still Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception -- such as the pill, injections or IUDs -- when compared with women who have never used them. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen analyzed data from 1.8 million women under the age of 50 in Denmark. They followed the women for nearly 11 years, on average. The level of breast cancer risk increased the longer a woman had been taking hormonal contraceptives, with...

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