Do Oral Contraceptives or Birth Control Pills Increase My Risk for Breast Cancer?

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Question: Do oral contraceptives or birth control pills increase my risk for breast cancer?

Answer: Most studies show that taking birth control pills does not increase your risk for breast cancer. There are some studies, though, that may show a slight increased risk. What we do know is that birth control pills do reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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