Progestin birth control may slightly increase breast cancer risk
Full article: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1004188
Different types of birth control carry different cancer risks. Birth control using the hormone progestin slightly increases the risk of breast cancer during use and for a few years after use. (Posted 7/10/23)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Does the birth control I am using contain progestin alone or a combination of progestin and estrogen?
- In light of this study's results, do you still recommend this form of birth control for me?
- If you recommend a specific type of birth control, at what age should I reevaluate my options?
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