The Pill Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

August 1, 2014 5:33 AM

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Recent use of some oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, researchers reported.

In a nested case-control study, women who had used birth control pills within the previous year had a 50% increase in the risk of disease, compared with those who had never or formerly used the drugs, according to Elisabeth Beaber, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and c...

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