Women using birth control pills prone to breast cancer risk

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Washington: A new study has revealed that women, who recently used

birth control pills with high-dose estrogen are prone to increased

risk for breast cancer. Elisabeth F. Beaber, PhD, , a staff scientist

in the Public Health Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer

Research Center in Seattle, Washington stated that their results

suggested that the use of contemporary oral contraceptives in the past

year was associated with an increased breast cancer risk relative to

never or former oral contraceptive use, and that this risk may vary by

oral contraceptive formulation. Beaber asserted that their results

required confirmation and should be interpreted carefully and breast

cancer was rare among young women and there were several established

health benefits associated with oral contraceptive use that must be

considered. Birth control pills containing low-dose estrogen did not

increase breast cancer risk. The study is published in journal of the

American Association for Cancer Research.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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