The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

August 1, 2014 6:38 PM

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The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

A new statistical analysis finds that women under age 50 who were diagnosed with breast cancer were also more likely to have recently been on some versions of the Pill.

The increased cancer risk still translates to less than a one percent chance of developing breast cancer for most younger women, researchers emphasize, so the results should not outweigh the many benefits of taking oral contraceptives.

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