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The effects of twins, parity and age at first birth on cancer risk in Swedish women.

Abstract:

The effect of reproductive history on the risk of cervical, colorectal and thyroid cancers and melanoma has been explored but the results to date are inconsistent. We aimed to examine in a record-linkage cohort study the risk of developing these cancers, as well as breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers, among mothers who had given birth to twins compared with those who had only singleton pregnancies. Women who delivered a baby in Sweden between 1961 and 1996 and who were 15 years or younger...

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10.1375/twin.8.2.156

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Darlington, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Silcocks, PB More by this author
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Journal:
Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
156-162
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1839-2628
ISSN:
1832-4274
URN:
uuid:0ce47ad4-32c2-4dba-bb4b-feb6d5e4b0dc
Source identifiers:
191109
Local pid:
pubs:191109

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