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|2/15/2012||Hi, can you address the issue of whether oral contraceptive use increases risk for premenopausal breast cancer? In doing an Internet search I have come across conflicting information, with some websites saying there is a slight increased risk while a woman is on OCs and some websites saying there is no increased risk at all. Is there a good study on this that you can point me to?|
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|2/15/2012||You actually have answered your own very good question. Opinion varies from slight increase risk vs no risk, which can be seen as 'conflicting', but certainly not an absolute. The use of OC may be dictated more by the personal and family breast cancer history of the woman, high risk factors, and overall general health. Today, the OC contain, for the most part, the lowest effective amount of an estrogen needed. Many women need and/or choose to use OC. Talk in more detail with your GYN. Hope this helps, and best wishes!|
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