Ovarian Cancer Risk Slashed by the Pill

Early detection of ovarian cancer remains elusive but, in the meantime, women can significantly reduce their risk of this feared malignancy by using birth control pills and having babies. Women who take the pill for 10 years nearly halve their risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a large study that followed about 300,000 European women for an average of nine years. The study, published this week in the British Journal of Cancer, confirmed findings of previous studies, including...Full Story
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