Some birth control pills linked to higher breast cancer risk in study

August 1, 2014 12:21 PM

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Women who used certain types of birth control pills may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer within the following year, compared to women who have never used oral contraceptives or have not used them recently, according to a new study.

However, the study found no relationship between an increased cancer risk and the use of low-dose estrogen pills, which are currently the most commonly prescribed type of birth control pills in the U.S., according to experts not involved in the study.

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