The Pill linked to increased breast cancer risk

August 2, 2014 12:16 AM

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The Pill linked to increased breast cancer risk

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 1% chance of developing breast cancer for most younger women, researchers emphasise, so the results should not outweigh the many benefits of taking oral contraceptives.

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