Similar research found that 10 years or more after women stopped using birth control pills, their breast cancer risk returned to the same level as if they had never used birth control pills. Nearly all the research on the link between oral contraceptives and cancer risk comes from observational studies, both large prospective cohort studies and population-based case–control studies. Data from observational studies cannot definitively establish that an exposure—in this case, oral contraceptives—causes (or prevents) cancer.
Current or recent use of birth control pills (oral contraceptives) slightly increases the risk of breast cancer .Studies show while women are taking birth control pills (and shortly after), their breast cancer risk is 20-30 percent higher than women who have never used the pill .However, this extra risk is quite small because the risk of breast cancer for most young women is low . The estrogen and progesterone in birth control pills can also lead to breast tissue growth, in which case the change in breast size tends to be more constant. In either case, breast fullness may also be accompanied by breast tenderness (mastalgia) or tingling. When a woman chooses to stop taking the pill, these effects generally disappear.
You can start using the shot, implant, Skyla and Mirena IUDs, and some types of birth control pills (called mini-pills) right after giving birth. You may be able to get an implant or IUD in the hospital or at your postpartum checkup. Implants and IUDs are super effective, and prevent pregnancy for several years. Once these methods are in place. Although birth control pills can affect your breast size, they don’t change breast size permanently. Before you begin using hormonal birth control, make sure you understand how it can affect Author: Kimberly Holland.