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Study links contraceptives, breast cancer

Danish research suggests risk rises modestly with hormonal birth-control devices

By CARLA K. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published December 7, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.

Modern birth-control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use.

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