The reduction in risk of ovarian cancer associated with oral-contraceptive use.

@article{1987TheRI,
  title={The reduction in risk of ovarian cancer associated with oral-contraceptive use.},
  author={},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={316 11},
  pages={650-5}
}
  • Published 1987 in The New England journal of medicine
Although several studies have reported that the use of oral contraceptives decreases the risk of ovarian cancer, it is not clear whether the effect varies according to the oral-contraceptive formulation or the histologic type of cancer. To characterize this association more fully, we used data from a case-control study, the Cancer and Steroid Hormone Study. From 1980 to 1982, 546 women 20 to 54 years of age with ovarian cancer were enrolled from eight population-based cancer registries. The… CONTINUE READING
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