Noncontraceptive estrogen use and epithelial ovarian cancer.

  title={Noncontraceptive estrogen use and epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={David W Kaufman and Judith Parsells Kelly and William R W Welch and Lynn Rosenberg and Paul D. Stolley and M. Ellen Warshauer and J. P. Lewis and J. Norton Woodruff and Samuel Shapiro},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={130 6},
The relation of noncontraceptive estrogen use to epithelial ovarian cancer was evaluated in a case-control study conducted in hospitals mainly in the northeastern United States. There were 377 cases diagnosed within the year before hospital admission and 2,030 hospital controls; data were collected by interview in the hospital. Compared with women who never took noncontraceptive estrogens, the overall relative risk estimate for women whose estrogen use lasted at least one year and was not… CONTINUE READING


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