Oral contraceptive use and cancer. Findings in a large cohort study, 1968–2004

@article{Vessey2006OralCU,
  title={Oral contraceptive use and cancer. Findings in a large cohort study, 1968–2004},
  author={Martin P. Vessey and Rosemary Painter},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={95},
  pages={385 - 389}
}
We examined cancer incidence in relation to oral contraceptive (OC) use in the Oxford Family Planning Association contraceptive study. The study includes 17032 women, recruited at family planning clinics at ages 25–39 years between 1968 and 1974, who were using OCs, a diaphragm, or an intrauterine device. Follow-up data were available until 2004. OC use was not significantly related to nonreproductive cancer. Breast cancer findings (844 cases) likewise were very reassuring (rate ratio (RR… CONTINUE READING
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