Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Women should not be prescribed the oral contraceptive pill purely for prevention of cancer, although in some situations reduction in ovarian cancer risk may outweigh any increase in risk of breast cancer.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Women should not be prescribed the oral contraceptive pill purely for prevention of cancer, although in some situations reduction in ovarian cancer risk may outweigh any increase in risk of breast cancer.
Interventions:
Oral contraceptive pill

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Familial breast cancer: NICE guidance (CG164)
Published date:
June 2013
Paragraph number:
1.7.7
Page number:
31

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