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oral contraceptives

birth control pills, which contain estrogen and/or a progesterone-like substance, known as progestin. See also estrogen, hormone, progesterone.

Lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

... Oral contraceptives: Studies have found that women using oral contraceptives
(birth control pills) have a slightly greater risk of breast cancer than ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-risk-lifestyle-related

Can ovarian cancer be prevented?

... Oral contraceptives. ... Using oral contraceptives is one way that many women
can reduce their risk of developing ovarian cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-prevention

Birth Control Pill Use Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

... and 100,000 deaths worldwide have been prevented by oral contraceptive
use, and ... to our understanding of the role of oral contraceptives in the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/birth-control-pill-use-cuts-ovarian-cancer-risk

Study Examines Lifestyle Factors and Ovarian Cancer

... on body mass index, reproductive history, oral contraceptive and
postmenopausal ... among the women who never used oral contraceptives or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-examines-lifestyle-factors-and-ovarian-cancer

References: Ovarian cancer detailed guide

... Cibula D, Zikan M, Dusek L, Majek O. Oral contraceptives and risk of ovarian
and breast ... Oral contraceptive use and the risk of ovarian cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-references

What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?

... There is evidence that taking oral contraceptives (OCs) for a long time ...
transmitted illnesses no matter what other form of contraception she uses. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-risk-factors

Preserving fertility in women with cancer

... Oral contraceptive (birth control pill) treatment. Some oncologists prescribe
oral contraceptives (birth control pills) before and during cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/fertilityandwomenwithcancer/fertility-and-women-with-cancer-preserving-fertility-in-women

Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women

... Women who have not had children and have not breast-fed, have not used
oral contraceptives, and are older when they first give birth – all factors ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/cancer-facts-for-lesbians-and-bisexual-women

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

... Oral contraceptives: Studies have found that women using oral contraceptives
(birth control pills) have a slightly greater risk of breast cancer than ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors

Breast Cancer Early Detection

... Oral contraceptives: Studies have found that women using oral contraceptives
(birth control pills) have a slightly greater risk of breast cancer than ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003165-pdf.pdf