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A recent study by researchers at the University of Oxford states that hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer by 20-30%.
Hormonal contraceptives have become popular in recent years. The results showed that the symptoms of breast cancer were significantly higher with combined and progestogen-only hormonal contraceptives, regardless of the mode of delivery (oral, injected, or intra-uterine device).
Hormonal contraceptives prevent pregnancy, regulate menstruation, lessen menstrual cramps, and manage conditions like PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
Despite the increased risk, the study’s authors highlight the benefits of contraceptive use in women’s reproductive years and suggest that the risks should be viewed in this context.
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