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Oral-Contraceptive Use and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Ranstam, Jonas; Olsson, Håkan LU ; Möller, Torgil R. LU ; Ratner, Herbert; Realini, Janet P.; McCann, Margaret F.; Sattin, Richard W.; Wingo, Phyllis A.; Lee, Nancy C. and Shapiro, Samuel (1987) In New England Journal of Medicine 316(3). p.162-164
Abstract

To the Editor: The study on oral-contraceptive use and the risk of breast cancer from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Aug. 14 issue)1 seems to be reassuring for oral-contraceptive users. But, as stated in the editorial by Shapiro in the same issue,2 there are some weak points that need further elucidation. We have found a highly increased risk of breast cancer among young (teenage) oral-contraceptive users in southern Sweden.3 From incidence figures for Sweden, an increase in premenopausal breast cancer can be seen to have started in about 1975,…

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162 - 164
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Massachusetts Medical Society
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0028-4793
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10.1056/NEJM198701153160310
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  author       = {Ranstam, Jonas and Olsson, Håkan and Möller, Torgil R. and Ratner, Herbert and Realini, Janet P. and McCann, Margaret F. and Sattin, Richard W. and Wingo, Phyllis A. and Lee, Nancy C. and Shapiro, Samuel},
  issn         = {0028-4793},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {162--164},
  publisher    = {Massachusetts Medical Society},
  series       = {New England Journal of Medicine},
  title        = {Oral-Contraceptive Use and the Risk of Breast Cancer},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701153160310},
  volume       = {316},
  year         = {1987},
}