The Pill as cancer protector

January 25, 2008 2:42:00 PM PST
Researchers estimate the oral contraceptives have prevented 100,000 cancer deaths.

That is the word from researchers in Britain, writing in the journal Lancet.

The team at Oxford University says that women taking the pill for 15 years had 50 per cent less chance of developing ovarian cancer.

And the protective effect lasted 30 years after they stopped taking the oral contraceptives.

The Pill however, does increase the chances of blood clots, plus cervical and breast cancer, so women & their doctors must weigh the choice carefully.


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