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Excess risk of cervical cancer in pill users falls once pills are stopped

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1017

In 2005, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified combined oral contraceptives as carcinogenic because of a significant association with cervical cancer. The report's authors challenged researchers to find out how long the risk lasted once women stopped taking their pills. …

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