Question posed by Tiffers: can any birth control cause breast cancer cause i read that you should not take it if you have a risk of it?
it reads on the things like you shouldnt take it if you have a risk of getting breast cancer ? why does it say that then >?

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Answer by doodlebuttus
There are certain types of breast cancer that put you at a greater risk.

My mom has breast cancer, and it is an aggressive, estrogen-fed cancer. It puts me at a greatly increased risk, as it may have been the hereditary type. That means I have to avoid any estrogen birth control because I am at a greatly increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women with the BRCA1 mutation (a hereditary risk factor) have a 20% increase in breast cancer when using estrogen birth control.

Since we don’t know what breast cancer my mom had, I have to avoid it to be safe.

I hope that made sense.

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