Hormonal and reproductive factors and risk of postmenopausal thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

@article{Schonfeld2011HormonalAR,
  title={Hormonal and reproductive factors and risk of postmenopausal thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.},
  author={Sara Judith Schonfeld and E Rica T Ron and Cari M Kitahara and Adam M. Brenner and Yikyung Park and Alice Joann Sigurdson and Arthur Schatzkin and Amy Berrington de Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          e85-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Worldwide, thyroid cancer incidence rates are higher among women than men. While this suggests a possible etiologic role of female sex hormones, clear associations between hormonal and reproductive factors and thyroid cancer have not been observed. However, few large prospective studies have been conducted. METHODS Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for hormonal and reproductive factors and incident thyroid cancer were estimated using Cox regression methods in… CONTINUE READING
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