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The 'Pill' linked to breast cancer risk

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Reuters: A new statistical analysis found women under the age of 50 who were recently diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to have been on some version of the birth control pill.

The increased cancer risk still translates to less than a one percent chance of developing breast cancer for most younger women, researchers emphasize, so the results should not outweigh the many benefits of taking oral contraceptives.

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