Advertisement

Hormone-based contraceptives could increase breast cancer risk

December 07, 2017 06:04 AM

A large study of women in Denmark finds that using hormone-based contraceptives for at least five years increases the risk for breast cancer by 20 percent.

However, researchers say the absolute risk for developing breast cancer for most women is extremely low. Overall, there was one extra case of breast cancer for every 7,600 women using hormonal contraception for a year. That includes pills, patches, rings, implants or injections.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Other studies have shown hormonal birth control may lower the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancer.

 

Credits

WNYT Staff

Copyright 2017 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement
Advertisement
Assemblywoman calls for Cohoes mayor to step down

Cohoes comes together after major fire

Hudson River cleanup focuses on shore after dredging ends

Schumer urges DOT to require upfront baggage fee disclosure

Sandy Hook massacre remembered in Saratoga Springs

Advertisement