Event Title

Birth Control as a Preventative Factor Against Cancer

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Alexzondra Mattson, Ferrum College

Date

Spring 2020

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Major longitudinal epidemiological studies researching the relationship between combined oral contraceptives (COCs) and cancer were examined. The major findings from four of these studies are examined. Based on these findings, COCs are protective against endometrial, ovarian, and colorectal cancer; any slightly elevated risk of breast cancer that appears while on COCs disappears after 5 years of discontinuing use.

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Birth Control as a Preventative Factor Against Cancer

Major longitudinal epidemiological studies researching the relationship between combined oral contraceptives (COCs) and cancer were examined. The major findings from four of these studies are examined. Based on these findings, COCs are protective against endometrial, ovarian, and colorectal cancer; any slightly elevated risk of breast cancer that appears while on COCs disappears after 5 years of discontinuing use.