[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/fekZz :

Breast Cancer: Birth Control May Increase Risk By Up To 38 Percent

'Birth control may be increasing women’s chance of developing breast cancer by as much as 38 percent. '

'Overall, the study found that women who used birth control had a 20 percent increase in their relative risk for developing breast cancer. '

'Women who had used hormonal birth control for less than a year had only a 9 percent increase in their relative risk, while women who had used birth control for more than 10 years had a 38 percent increase. '

'He assured Newsweek that was not the case.)In fact, birth control increases breast cancer risk about as much as drinking alcohol does, said Dr. '

'The paper did not make any note of whether birth control impacted mortality from breast cancer, Leath noted. '

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[–] What_was_that_2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Everything in this world give us cancer now a days. But the article is poorly written and doesn't really cover the facts. The research just indicates that there is a higher risk, but the risk is still low and the slight increase in cancer related outcomes could just be from patient population. I couldn't find any information on the population that was tested or how the random sampling was performed.

Among 1.8 million women who were followed on average for 10.9 years (a total of 19.6 million person-years), 11,517 cases of breast cancer occurred. As compared with women who had never used hormonal contraception, the relative risk of breast cancer among all current and recent users of hormonal contraception was 1.20 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.14 to 1.26). This risk increased from 1.09 (95% CI, 0.96 to 1.23) with less than 1 year of use to 1.38 (95% CI, 1.26 to 1.51) with more than 10 years of use (P=0.002). After discontinuation of hormonal contraception, the risk of breast cancer was still higher among the women who had used hormonal contraceptives for 5 years or more than among women who had not used hormonal contraceptives. Risk estimates associated with current or recent use of various oral combination (estrogen–progestin) contraceptives varied between 1.0 and 1.6. Women who currently or recently used the progestin-only intrauterine system also had a higher risk of breast cancer than women who had never used hormonal contraceptives (relative risk, 1.21; 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.33). The overall absolute increase in breast cancers diagnosed among current and recent users of any hormonal contraceptive was 13 (95% CI, 10 to 16) per 100,000 person-years, or approximately 1 extra breast cancer for every 7690 women using hormonal contraception for 1 year.


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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You gotta remember, many will start birth control in their teens.