Oral contraceptive use and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer

C. La Vecchia, S. Franceschi, A. Decarli

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Abstract

The relation between the use of combination oral contraceptives (OCs) and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer was investigated in a case-control study conducted in Milan on 209 women below the age of 60 with histologically confirmed epithelial ovarian cancer, and 418 age-matched controls with a spectrum of acute conditions apparently unrelated to OC use. Combination oral contraceptives were used by 18 (9%) cases, and 59 (14%) controls, giving a relative risk estimate of 0.6 (95% confidence interval = 0.3-1.0, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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