Women who recently took a certain formulation of birth control pills may have an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington in Seattle reviewed health records for oral contraceptive usage among more than 1,100 women with beast cancer, most of whom were diagnosed with the disease in their 40s. Researchers divided the birth control pills into three categories – those with a low level of synthetic estrogen (about 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol), those with a moderate level of ... Read More
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