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Malignant melanoma and oral contraceptive use among women in California.

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Women who had used oral contraceptives, particularly long-term users, were found to have higher rates of malignant melanoma and of a past history of skin cancer than those who had never used oral contraceptives. This excess was confined to lesions of the lower limb. The association between oral contraceptive use and melanoma was noted in 3 separate sets of data, although it was statistically significant only in one. The possibility that this relationship is indirect because, for example, oral...

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10.1038/bjc.1977.265

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
804-809
Publication date:
1977-12-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:346240b5-9f37-4968-8cbe-302a7fe50f6c
Source identifiers:
35420
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pubs:35420

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