10 Breast Cancer "Facts" You Shouldn't Believe
Do antiperspirants, hair straighteners, and birth control pills increase your odds of getting breast cancer? Here are the answers you've been looking for
Myth No. 8: The Pill raises your risk of getting breast cancerFact: While the evidence that the Pill causes breast cancer is somewhat conflicting, many docs point to a study conducted in 2006 by the National Human Genome Research Institute called the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences (Women's CARE). Researchers set out to determine whether oral contraceptives really were a risk factor for women aged 35 to 64. They interviewed nearly 4,600 women with breast cancer, and a similar number of women without the disease, comparing their use of oral contraceptives, reproductive history, and health. The conclusion? No significant link between The Pill and breast cancer.
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