How to Fight Breast Cancer at Any Age
What Not to Worry About
Your cuppa joe. After years of back-and-forth about the caffeine/cancer connection, a recent large study, with a 22-year follow-up, concluded that women who drink four or more cups of caffeinated beverages daily are at no more risk than those who drink less than one cup per day. Cheers!
The pill. Older formulations of oral contraceptives that used high doses of estrogen and progesterone increased breast cancer risk, says Douglas Yee, MD. The pill currently has lower doses of hormones, making it safer when it comes to the disease.
Fertility drugs. Despite previous research that suggested a link, doctors could not make a strong association between breast cancer and fertility drugs in a recent study of nearly 55,000 women.
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