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Oral contraceptive use and malignancies of the genital tract. Results from the Royal College of General Practitioners' Oral Contraception Study.

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Of 47,000 women followed since 1968, those who had used oral contraceptives (ever-users) had a significantly higher incidence rate of cervical cancer than never-users. After standardisation of rates by age, parity, smoking, social class, number of previously normal cervical smears, and history of sexually transmitted disease, the excess was 41 per 100,000 woman-years for carcinoma-in-situ and 8 per 100,000 woman-years for invasive cervical cancer. Incidence increased with increasing duration ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
2
Issue:
8624
Pages:
1331-1335
Publication date:
1988-12-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:a4ab8d20-8aa0-4c62-8821-61bb6c9872cf
Source identifiers:
35266
Local pid:
pubs:35266

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