Birth control and cancer: What you should know

Does your birth control pill put you at risk for cancer? Or, does it actually protect you from the disease? Recent headlines might have you wondering.

Here’s what we do know: oral contraceptives — better known as the pill — may impact a woman’s chances of developing breast and gynecologic cancers. In some cases, that means a bigger chance of cancer. In others, it means protection against cancer.

The reason? Most oral …

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