We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Since then, a substantial amount of research has linked these hormone-containing pills to an increased risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer. But what these links signify is complicated. The research has been observational, which means it offers no definitive proof that hormonal birth control such as the pill causes cancer.
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Food for Breast Cancer. Oral contraceptive use is associated with somewhat increased breast cancer risk, especially among young women. Newer formulations have not eliminated the risk associated with hormonal contraceptives. In fact, contraceptive implants and birth control pills containing the progestin levonorgestrel might increase breast cancer risk even more than the old high-dose pills. One study reported that oral contraceptive use was associated with a 2. Another study found that oral contraceptive use of at least one year in duration was associated with a 4. Longer oral contraceptive duration and more recent use increased the risk of triple-negative breast cancer.
Lifestyle-related Breast Cancer Risk Factors
In general, it appears that if you use the pill , there is no increase in your overall cancer risk. The pill may, in fact, actually have a protective effect against certain types of cancers. But it is understandable that you may be concerned that the pill causes cancer. How come? The hormones of estrogen and progesterone, that naturally form in your body, have been found to affect the development and growth of some cancers.
Is it safe? Or are my breasts gonna kill me? Well I, Dr. Wendy, am here to run the numbers. For the longest time we believed that breast cancer risks were pretty much unaffected by birth control.