Timing of births and oral contraceptive use influences ovarian cancer risk

Date: 
31 Oct 2017
Source: 
International Journal of Cancer
Audience: 
Patients and public
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Research

Increasing parity and duration of combined oral contraceptive (COC) use provide substantial protection against ovarian carcinoma (cancer). There are limited data on the impact of the age of the births or age of COC use on reducing ovarian cancer risk. Here, we examined the effects of age at first and last births and age at use of COCs using data from studies conducted in Los Angeles County, California, USA (1,632 cases, 2,340 controls). 

 

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