Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer

From the October 11, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, comes an article reporting on a study of historical data related to the use of oral contraceptive by women. The conclusion of the researchers was that, "These results suggest that women who have ever used earlier formulations of oral contraceptives and who also have a first-degree relative with breast cancer may be at particularly high risk for breast cancer." The family relations also played an important role. The authors conclusions again stated, "Among sisters and daughters of women with breast cancer, users of the pill were three times more likely than nonusers to get the disease."