Study: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

April 3, 2019 5:00 pm

“The longer the history of oral contraceptive use, the greater the protection we observed in terms of reduced chance of dying from aggressive ovarian cancer,” said study first author Jennifer Mongiovi.

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Contraceptive Pill Linked with Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

September 27, 2018 5:31 pm

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Researchers not sure apparent protective effect extends to progestin only products such as mini pill and implants.

Women who use modern forms of the combined pill are at a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women … Read more

Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers

January 29, 2018 11:21 pm

It’s known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but new research shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who are obese.

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Oral Contraceptive Use Has Driven Down Ovarian Cancer Death Rates

September 29, 2016 8:12 pm

The birth control pill has not only granted women greater reproductive freedom, it may have also protected them against dying from ovarian cancer, suggests a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Oncology.

Researchers analyzed trends in ovarian cancer … Read more