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In addition, taking oral contraceptives may also increase your risk of developing noncancerous liver tumors; these tumors, though not cancer, can break and cause serious internal bleeding. Oral contraceptives may also increase your chances of developing breast or liver cancer, or having a heart attack, stroke or serious blood clot. Women who take oral contraceptives that contain drosperinone (., Beyaz, Gianvi, Loryna, Ocella, Safyral, Syeda, Yasmin, Yaz and Zarah) may be more likely to develop a life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis, in which blood clots that form in the veins move through the body and to the heart, than women who take oral contraceptives without drosperinone, though research on this subject is disputed and controversial.