Must Read: Scientists Reveal Hormonal Contraceptives and Hair Dyes Increase The Risk of Breast Cancer

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Mar 18, 2017 06:44 AM EDT

Ever since the past few decades, the rate of breast cancer patients has increased rapidly. Here's how you can reduce the chances of breast cancer by introducing simple changes in your lifestyle. (Photo : Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK)

With the development of modern science, many diseases that used to be a threat are no more so. But the threat of cancer still rules the chart. The source of Cancer or what leads to it is an ever going research. The two new entrants to the list are hormonal contraceptive and hair dyes. Potent to cause breast cancer, if you have these items in your household think twice before using them.

Cases of breast cancer one of the most common Cancers found in women are increasing with a rapidity that is of much concern. Recent research conducted by the University of Helsinki in Finland and Finnish Cancer Registry paint a dark picture. Everyday products like hormonal contraceptive and hair dyes that are mostly used by all women can put you at a risk of getting cancer.

Here's what the findings suggest:

  • According to Business Standard, contraceptive pills can up the risk of Breast Cancer by 32 percent among women. This is especially more disastrous for women going through the post-menopausal experience. IUD (intrauterine device) hormonal contraceptive showed the worst result. The survey showed an increase of 52 percent risk of Cancer in women who went through this process. The copper contraceptive pills fared better and are comparatively a much safer bet.
  •  Hair dye, a product that might probably get used by almost all women increases a 23 percent risk of being affected by Breast Cancer.
  •  The research was also not too kind on opportunistic mammography, a test to find out Breast Cancer. This is because the test itself may lead to radiation accumulation doing more bad than good for your health concern.
  •  The biggest risk of Breast Cancer remains high age and irresponsible lifestyle, reported The Pioneer.

The research conducted in Finland analyzed self-reported survey data of over 8,000 Breast Cancer patients to come to these findings.

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