Hormones and cancer

Woman holding birth control pills

If you’re deciding whether the Pill or HRT are right for you, there are lots of things to consider. Your GP can help you weigh up the pros and cons.

Our natural hormone levels change across our lifetime, especially for women, because of things like puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

Our lifestyles, including drinking alcohol or being overweight, can also affect hormone levels and cancer risk. And so can medicines like the pill and HRT.

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