Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 8th, 1996
The group reviewed data on nearly 53,300 women with breast cancer and more than 100,200 women without breast cancer from 54 studies performed in 25 countries. The analysis confirmed that use of oral contraceptives (OC) may slightly increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, both while taking the pill and for ten years after discontinuing it. After that time, the relative risk of developing breast cancer is the same as that for women who have never used OCs.
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