More on breast cancer and the pill

 Women taking the newer high-oestrogen oral contraceptives are at increased risk of breast cancer, according to new research.

 While previous studies have shown a link between the pill and breast cancer, this is the first to examine contemporary oral contraceptive formulations in this light.

 In a nested case-control study of 1,102 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 21,952 controls, the research demonstrates that recent oral contraceptive use increases breast cancer risk by 50% compared with