Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

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Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

- medlineplus.gov
08 Dec 2017
Nevertheless, a similar amount of risk prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to yank high-estrogen formulations of the pill off the market back in the early 1990s, said Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer Society.

Study links hormonal birth control to increased breast cancer risk

08 Dec 2017
The New York Times , however, presents these "increases in risk" as not so small for everyone. Older women and women who use birth control for 10 years or more have a 38 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to the study, compared to a 20 percent increased risk among hormonal contraceptive users overall. Researcher Lina S. Mørch stated it is ...
- liveaction.org

Birth control still linked to increased risk of breast cancer

- newssummedup.com
08 Dec 2017
Story highlights The link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer is already well-establishedA new study found the risk increased with longer use(CNN) Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception -- such as the pill, ...

Breast Cancer Birth Control May Increase Risk by Up to 38 Percent

08 Dec 2017
Stunning news from a 10-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that taking birth control pills may increase your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 38 percent. In real numbers, one additional breast cancer case appeared in every 7,690 women who used hormone contraceptives, Newsweek said. The study focused on 1.8 million Danish ...
- blogs.mercola.com

Hormonal Birth Control Still Boosts Breast Cancer Risk, Says New Study

- parents.com
08 Dec 2017
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 1.8 million Danish women for more than a decade. Researchers concluded that for every 100,000 women using hormonal birth control, there are 68 cases of breast cancer annually, compared with 55 cases a year among nonusers. They note that there's a 20% higher risk of developing breast cancer among women ...

Birth control leads to slight increase in breast cancer chances

08 Dec 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A new study out of Denmark, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , finds that women who take hormonal birth control have an up to 38% increased risk of developing breast cancer; however, Harrisonburg doctor's say that risk is still low.
- whsv.com

Can Hormonal Contraceptive Use Increase Breast CA Risk

- empr.com
08 Dec 2017
The researchers identified 11,517 cases of breast cancer during 19.6 million person-years of follow-up. The relative risk of breast cancer was 1.20 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.14 to 1.26) among all current and recent users of hormonal contraception, compared with women who had never used hormonal contraception. Risk increased with duration of use from 1.09 (95% CI, ...

Contraceptives still increase risk of breast cancer

08 Dec 2017
This Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, file photo shows a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills in Sacramento, California. A large Danish study released on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, suggests that, like older pills, modern birth control pills still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. AP
- technology.inquirer.net

Flipboard on Flipboard

- flipboard.com
08 Dec 2017
For many, hormonal birth control pills and IUDs remain safe and effective options and the new study--which notably didn't take into account exercise, breast feeding, or alcohol consumption, all of which may also play a role in the breast cancer risk--underscores the importance of self-evaluation. Vigilance, including monthly self-checks, yearly appointments and knowing ...

Study Finds Small Breast Cancer Risk Linked with Today's Hormonal Birth Control

08 Dec 2017
Limiting alcohol. Research has shown that women who have 2 to 3 alcohol drinks a day have about a 20% higher risk compared to women who don't drink at all. Women who have 1 drink a day have a very small increase in risk. Excessive drinking increases the risk of other cancer types, too. The American Cancer Society recommends women have no more than 1 alcohol drink in a ...
- cancer.org

The Birth Control Pill & Breast Cancer Link

- mindbodygreen.com
08 Dec 2017
The study was conducted by a group of scientists from Denmark who followed 1.8 million Danish women for over 10 years. What they found was surprising, since many people believe that the more modern forms of birth control--which contain less hormones than the ones our parents and grandparents took--couldn't possibly be linked to cancer. The results, however, showed that for ...

Myriad's riskScore test for breast cancer risk adds a second layer of precision

08 Dec 2017
Many groups, including the American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommend that if a woman has a greater than 20 percent lifetime risk for breast cancer, she should be offered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alongside her annual mammography exam. Adding a breast MRI increases detection sensitivity compared with mammography alone.
- medcitynews.com

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

- wric.com
08 Dec 2017
FILE - This Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo shows a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills in Sacramento, Calif. Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study released on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast ...

Study links coffee consumption to decreased risk of colorectal cancer

08 Dec 2017
The research was published in the April issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Participants reported their daily consumption of boiled (espresso), instant, decaffeinated and filtered coffee, as well as their total intake of other liquids. A questionnaire also gathered information about many other factors that influence the risk of colorectal cancer, ...
- news.usc.edu

Newer birth control pills still modestly raise risk of breast cancer

- statnews.com
08 Dec 2017
HICAGO -- Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use.

Top Tips to Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk

08 Dec 2017
The researchers urge physicians to make vitamin D monitoring and optimization part of standard breast cancer care. According to the featured findings, you need at least 30 ng/ml of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) to prevent cancer from spreading. That said, other research suggests you'd be better off with levels as high as 80 ng/ml. One 2011 study15 ,16 found that a ...
- articles.mercola.com

Breast cancer risks moderately raised from birth control pills, study suggests

- cbsnews.com
08 Dec 2017
CHICAGO -- Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer , especially with long-term use.

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk

08 Dec 2017
Among other questions, the survey asked 4,016 U.S. adults over 18 (1,508 have/had cancer or have an family member who has/had cancer) their beliefs about cancer risk factors. Although Americans know that smoking, family history and sun exposure are important risk factors for cancer, there are misconceptions as to other risks. For example, many (80%) do not know that ...
- medivizor.com

Wasserman Schultz Marks 10 Years Since Breast Cancer Diagnosis

- rollcall.com
08 Dec 2017
"When you're a cancer patient, you lose control of everything, it seems like," Wasserman Schultz said. "So the one thing that I could control was how much I could do and I didn't want well-meaning people, who would know I had cancer, to say, 'Oh, we can't ask Debbie to do that because she has cancer.'"

New Study Finds Hormonal Birth Control Triples Women's Risk Of Suicide

08 Dec 2017
The study, titled "Association of Hormonal Contraception With Suicide Attempts and Suicides," follows a November 2016 study by the same researchers that discovered an alarming link between hormonal birth control and depression. Published in JAMA Psychiatry , that study found that women who used hormonal birth control had a 40 percent increased risk of depression after six ...
- thefederalist.com

Free Survival in Phase 3 EMBRACA Trial of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

- crweworld.com
08 Dec 2017
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce proteins involved in DNA repair. When either of these genes is altered or mutated, DNA repair may not progress correctly. This can lead to the development of certain types of cancer such as breast cancer.2,3,4 BRCA mutations can be hereditary (germline) or occur spontaneously (sporadic).2 Together, BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations ...

Birth control pills still raise breast cancer risk

08 Dec 2017
"When we look at all comers, the absolute overall increased risk of breast was one extra case of breast cancer for every 7,690 women using hormonal contraception for one year," said Dr. Rebecca Starck, a gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the study.
- nbcnews.com

Hormonal contraceptives still increase risk of breast cancer

- theblaze.com
08 Dec 2017
A new Danish suggests that although modern birth control pills have a lower dose of estrogen than past versions, they are still linked to breast cancer. Researchers estimated that for every 100,000 women, the use of hormonal contraceptives causes an additional 13 cases of breast cancer each year. (2001 file photo/Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Pembro Boosts Treatment Impact in Advanced Breast Cancer

08 Dec 2017
Virginia Kaklamani, MD, codirector of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and leader of the Breast Cancer Program at the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, Texas, added: "One of the things that is unique about this study is that we're beginning to identify a subset of patients within a subset that we already test, such as HER2+, that may benefit more from ...
- medscape.com

Being Jobless Could Put You at a Higher Risk of Dying from Cancer

- womenshealthmag.com
08 Dec 2017
Unemployment blows. And if you're pounding the pavement for a new gig post-pink slip, here's a bit of news that most definitely won't cheer you up: According to a new study published in The Lancet , researchers believe that not having a job could raise your risk of dying from cancer. More specifically, they say that the economic recession of 2008 to 2010 was responsible ...

Hormonal Birth Control Leads to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

08 Dec 2017
Because the research tracked the long-term effects of multiple types of contraceptives, as well, the study was able to determine whether modern options (like IUDs and the patch) are "safer" than the pill. The answer: it didn't matter which hormonal method was used. Lina Morch, a research epidemiologist at the University of Copenhagen, who led the study, says the team found ...
- newbeauty.com

Can RAD1901 Be Used in Breast Cancer Patients with ESR1 Mutations

- oncologytube.com
08 Dec 2017
Description: Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center discusses common questions he's asked regarding his study on the use of elacestrant (RAD1901) for ER+ advanced breast cancer. This was recorded at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
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