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Breastfeeding can significantly lower a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer

A 24% decrease in risk for invasive cancer and a 28% decrease in risk for borderline tumors were evident among women with a history of breastfeeding. Photo: Pexels

(Gloria Arminio Berlinski/ MedPage Today) –– Although there have been scores of research on the potential inverse relationship between breastfeeding and ovarian cancer risk, study findings remain inconsistent. Several important questions still need to be answered.

However, a new study found statistically significant decreases in risk for invasive cancer and borderline tumors in women who breastfed. Breastfeeding even for durations as short as 3 months had positive effects on ovarian cancer risk. (…)

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