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Pill-cancer: another look.

Pill/cancer: Another look

Women who have used oral contraceptiveshave a 40 percent lower risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer than women who have not used the pill, according to a recent analysis of the Cancer and Steroid Hormone Study data collected between 1980 and 1982 by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The report, in the March 12 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, suggests that this protective effect persists for 15 years after a woman stops using the pill, and is present even if pill use lasted only three to six months. Researchers used data from the same study to determine whether or not oral contraceptives cause breast cancer; the most recent conclusions exonerate the pill (SN:8/16/86, p. 100).
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Title Annotation:oral contraceptives and cancer
Publication:Science News
Date:Mar 21, 1987
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