ICARE Social Media Post July 2023

BRCA1/2 carriers: Risks with Oral Contraceptives Use

Among female BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, a recent study found that oral contraceptive use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, but only among users who have been using them for more than five years, while ovarian cancer risk was nearly cut in half.

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Reference: Park, et al. Carcinogenesis. 2022;43(3):231-242. PMID: 34958358.

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