Combined hormonal contraceptives double the risk of getting breast cancer

Combined hormonal contraceptives double the risk of getting breast cancerWomen over the age of 65 years, treated for 5 years or more, as contraceptives combination of estrogen and progestin have 1, 7 times greater risk of getting breast cancer compared with the control group. Contraceptives containing only estrogen does not increase the chance of getting breast cancer. Receive these combined contraceptives impedes the timely diagnosis of breast cancer with mammography. In order to improve the diagnostic value of mammography, it is recommended to stop taking combined hormonal contraceptives for 2 weeks before the survey. Women who use combined hormonal drugs increase the risk of getting breast cancer by 2.5% each year. For comparison, a daily intake of 1 standard dose of alcohol (25 ml ) a day increases the chance of getting breast cancer by 6%..



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