... history of breast cancer in my family that is caused by high estrogen and i myself has a history of abdnormal paps with cancerous cells in my ovaries... is Sprintec still safe for me to take?
Hi by looking up this drug it seems that it could in fact be beneficial to you, below is some information i've taken from drugs.com website specifically about sprintec;
Women taking oral contraceptive combinations experience several non-contraceptive health benefits. These benefits include protection against two malignant neoplasms (endometrial carcinoma and ovarian cancer). In addition, use of oral contraceptive combinations decreases the frequency of benign breast tumors, decreases the risk of ovarian cysts, decreases the risk of ectopic pregnancy, increases menstrual regularity, decreases the incidence of iron deficiency anemia, decreases the incidence of dysmenorrhea, and decreases the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease.
A number of studies have suggested that use of oral contraceptives decreases the risk of ovarian cancer. Specifically, the risk of epithelial ovarian cancers is decreased by 40%. The protection against ovarian cancer may last for 10 to 15 years after discontinuation of oral contraceptives. After long term use (12 years), the risk of ovarian cancer is decreased by as much as 80%.
I hope this helps to put your mind at rest.
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