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New study adds to evidence that taking oral contraception does not increase risk of breast cancer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:8
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A new study shows that older women who have used oral contraceptives are no more likely to develop breast cancer than those who have not, bolstering a growing body of evidence that no link exists.

    But researchers cautioned that the new findings were limited to the age group studied and that more research was warranted for younger women.

    The study looked at nearly 9300 women aged 35 to 64. About half of the women had developed breast cancer in the middle to late 1990s. The rest were …

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