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High-Dose Estrogen Birth Control Pills Have Been Linked to Breast Cancer

Women who take high-dose estrogen birth control pills are at a higher risk for breast cancer, according to a new medical study published by the American Association for Cancer Research. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/74/15/4078.abstract

A Medical Study Has Been Published by the American Association for Cancer Research

In the study, the researchers found a potential increased risk for breast cancer for women who took birth control pills that contained high levels of estrogen. The use of Ovral, Ovcon 50, Demulen, Ortho-Novum 1/50 and Ogestrel birth control pills were related to a 2.7-fold increase in breast cancer risk compared to the use of moderate-dose estrogen which had a 1.6-fold increase.

50% Breast Cancer Risk Associated With High-Dose Estrogen Birth Control Pills

Pharmaceutical oral contraceptive records and prescriptions of 1,102 women diagnosed with breast cancer were compared to 21,952 controls. The risk for breast cancer was increased by about 50% for women who took the high-dose estrogen birth control pills compared to women who formerly used birth control pills or never used them.

A study author, Elisabeth F. Beaber, a staff scientist with The Public Health Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, released this statement, “Our results suggest that use of contemporary oral contraceptives [birth control pills] in the past year is associated with an increased breast cancer risk relative to never or former oral contraceptive use, and that this risk may vary by oral contraceptive formulation.”

Ovral, Ovcon 50, Demulen, Ortho-Novum 1/50 and Ogestrel are High-Dose Pills

Ovral, Ovcon 50, Demulen, Ortho-Novum 1/50 and Ogestrel are some brands of the high-dose estrogen birth control pills that have been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

Early Detection Increases Survivor Rate

In the United States alone, there are approximately 500,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women (after lung cancer). Early detection has increased the number of breast cancer survivors. Thankfully, there are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today.

If you or a loved one has taken a high-dose estrogen birth control pill, please contact your physician for a breast cancer evaluation right away. Please don’t let the drug companies get away with failing to warn you and your doctor of the consequences of taking these high-dose estrogen pills. Protect your rights.

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Litster Frost Injury Lawyers is currently accepting high-dose estrogen birth control cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with breast cancer after taking Ovral, Ovcon 50, Demulen, Ortho-Novum 1/50 or Ogestrel or any other high-dose estrogen birth control pill. please contact us immediately for a free and confidential case consultation. Please use the form on this page, or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (855) 480-6881.

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