Study: Oral contraceptives may increase risk of breast cancer

08/6/2010 | United Press International

A 12-year study of 53,848 black women revealed that those who used oral contraceptives had a 65% increased risk for estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer compared with nonusers. The increase in risk was highest among women who took oral contraceptives during the past five years and for at least 10 years.

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