risk factors

November 15, 2022
Kate Ruder

Can Fertility Drugs or IVF Increase My Risk for Cancer?

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Fertility drugs are used to help a person become pregnant and may be used with other fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But could these drugs increase a person’s risk for developing cancer? Are they safe to use if you have cancer? Here, learn what the research says about fertility drugs and cancer risk.

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October 20, 2022
Kate Ruder

Do Birth Control Pills Impact My Cancer Risk?

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Birth control pills have been shown to decrease the risk for certain cancers and increase the risk for others. Here, the current research is summarized on how birth control pills can impact your risk of cancer and questions to ask your doctor if you are taking or considering taking the pill.

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June 14, 2022
Elizabeth H. Dibble, MD; Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP; Theresa A. Graves, MD, FACS; and Chelsea J. Miller, MD

What Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Should Know About Mantle Radiation and Breast Cancer Risk

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In this post, several experts describe what Hodgkin lymphoma survivors who received mantle radiation should know about their increased breast cancer risk, including what to know about screening and monitoring for signs of breast cancer.

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May 24, 2022
ASCO Staff

What to Know About At-Home DNA Tests for Detecting Cancer Risk

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ASCO.Staff

At-home DNA tests have become increasingly popular in recent years. But are they actually helpful for detecting cancer risk? In this post, learn about at-home DNA tests for cancer risk and why it’s always best to get genetic screening done through your health care provider.

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October 19, 2021
ASCO Staff

Can Eating Soy Cause Breast Cancer?

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ASCO.Staff

Can eating soy increase your risk for breast cancer? Here, learn where this idea comes from, why the science shows eating soy cannot lead to breast cancer, and what to know about eating healthy levels of soy.

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