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Oral contraceptives & breast cancer

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At least 10.7 million American women use oral contraceptives (OCs). The potential connection with breast cancer has caused concern among these OC users and uncertainty among many of their physicians. This new volume offers the most up-to-date information available on this critical topic. While the best available knowledge does not support any fundamental change in clinical practice with respect to the use of OCs,  Read more...
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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer.
Oral contraceptives & breast cancer.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991
(DLC) 91019679
(OCoLC)23869042
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer.
ISBN: 0585149011 9780585149011
OCLC Number: 43477116
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction and Overview; 4 2. Epidemiology: Information Needs and Data Gaps; 5 3. Biology: Information Needs and Data Gaps; 6 4. Information for Users of the Pill and Health Care Providers; 7 5. Policy Issues and Recommendations; 8 References; 9 Appendix A: Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer: A Review of the Epidemiological Evidence with an Emphasis on Younger Women; 10 Appendix B: Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer: Review of the Epidemiological Literature; 11 Appendix C: The Evolving Formulations of Oral Contraceptives; 12 Appendix D: Animal Models of Sex Steroid Hormones and Mammary Cancer: Lessons for Understanding Studies in Humans; 13 Appendix E: Risks and Benefits of Oral Contraceptives: Will Breast Cancer Tip the Balance?; 14 Appendix F: List of Background Documents; 15 Index
Other Titles: Oral contraceptives and breast cancer
Responsibility: Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

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Talks about the connection of use oral contraceptives (OCs) with breast cancer. This book is useful for obstetricians/gynecologists and other health professionals, their patients who use OCs,  Read more...

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