Oral contraceptives and post-molar trophoblastic tumours.

@article{Berkowitz1980OralCA,
  title={Oral contraceptives and post-molar trophoblastic tumours.},
  author={Ross S Berkowitz and A R Marean and Donald Peter Goldstein and Marilyn R Bernstein},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1980},
  volume={2 8197},
  pages={752}
}
The use of (OC) oral contraceptives after molar evacuation has been reported to increase the incidence of proliferative trophoblastic sequelae. At Charing Cross Hospital, London, locally invasive or metatastic trophoblastic disease developed in 16 of 65 patients (25%) who used OCs after molar evacuation. In contrast, only 43 of 464 patients (9.3%) not using OCs required chemotherapy after molar evacuation. The Charing Cross workers speculated that exogenous steroids may provide a tumor… CONTINUE READING

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