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Do the benefits of birth control pills outweigh the risk of breast cancer?

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An association between estrogen and a higher risk of breast cancer has led to a debate about the role birth control pills may play in developing breast cancer. For most women, especially young women, experts say the benefits of birth control pills far outweigh the risk.

SOURCES: The American Cancer Society.


 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 24, 2019

SOURCES: The American Cancer Society.


 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 24, 2019

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