Birth Control Pills Connected to Breast Cancer

In the October 11, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, comes a short article reporting on a study of data associated with the use of oral birth control. The conclusion of the investigators was that, "These results report that ladies who have ever used earlier formulations of oral contraceptives and who in addition have a first-degree family member with breast cancer could be at especially high risk for breast cancer." The family relationships also played a huge role. The writers findings mentioned, "Among sisters and daughters of women with breast cancer, users of the pill were three times more likely than nonusers to get the disease."

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