IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 2 / Issue 3 / pii/1981021

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Oral contraceptives and breast disease

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1 Institute of Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinic, University of Padua (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1981, 2(3), 105–107;
Published: 10 October 1981

The Authors review the information actually available from a variety of sources on the effects of oral contraceptives on the breast. The results of epidemiologic studies in women who had used oral contraceptives show a decrease in the expected incidence of fibrocystic disease and no apparent action on the incidence of breast carcinoma. Prospective long-term studies are nevertheless necessary for a clearer understanding of the interaction between these hormones and breast disease.

Oral contraceptives
Breast disease
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