Oral contraceptive use and risk of breast cancer: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

@article{Zhu2012OralCU,
  title={Oral contraceptive use and risk of breast cancer: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies},
  author={Hang Zhu and X. Lei and J. Feng and Y. Wang},
  journal={The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={402 - 414}
}
  • Hang Zhu, X. Lei, +1 author Y. Wang
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
  • ABSTRACT Background and objectives It has been suggested that taking oral contraceptives (OCs) may increase breast cancer incidence. However, data in this regard are inconsistent. We performed this meta-analysis to estimate the association between OC use and breast cancer risk. Methods Prospective cohort studies on OC use and breast cancer risk were identified by searching databases from the period 1960 to 2012. Results from individual studies were synthetically combined using STATA 11 software… CONTINUE READING
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