Benign ovarian cysts and breast cancer risk.

  title={Benign ovarian cysts and breast cancer risk.},
  author={Cristina Bosetti and Lorenza Scotti and Eva Negri and Renato Talamini and Fabio Levi and Silvia Franceschi and Maurizio Montella and Attilio Carlo Giacosa and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={119 7},
Benign ovarian cysts have been suggested to influence breast cancer risk. To provide a comprehensive picture of the relation between ovarian cysts and breast cancer, we analyzed the data of 3 case-control studies conducted in northern Italy and the Swiss Canton of Vaud between 1983 and 2001. These studies included 6,315 incident, histologically confirmed breast cancer cases and 6,038 hospital-based controls. Odds ratios (OR) and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated… CONTINUE READING
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