Hormonal and reproductive influences and risk of melanoma in women.

@article{Smith1998HormonalAR,
  title={Hormonal and reproductive influences and risk of melanoma in women.},
  author={Maureen A Smith and J A Fine and Raymond L. Barnhill and Marianne Berwick},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          751-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evidence linking female hormones to the development of malignant melanoma has been contradictory. The purpose of this study was to examine the risk of melanoma in relation to exogenous and endogenous hormonal variables in women, including oral contraceptives, replacement oestrogens, pregnancy, and menopause. METHODS Hormonal and reproductive factors were evaluated using data from a personal-interview population-based case-control study of melanoma in women conducted in Connecticut… CONTINUE READING

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