Reproductive risk factors for cutaneous melanoma in women: a case-control study.

  title={Reproductive risk factors for cutaneous melanoma in women: a case-control study.},
  author={C. Suzanne Lea and Elizabeth Holly and Patricia A Hartge and Jennifer S. Lee and Dupont Guerry and David E. Elder and Allan Halpern and Richard W. Sagebiel and Margaret A. Tucker},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={165 5},
Reproductive hormonal factors may have a potential role in cutaneous melanoma. This study estimated the risk of melanoma in women related to self-reported changes in nevi during pregnancy, while using oral contraceptives and/or hormone replacement therapy. Trained interviewers administered a questionnaire obtaining information about oral contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy, reproductive history, sun exposure, occupation, and medical history from 318 Caucasian women newly diagnosed… CONTINUE READING


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