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Exogenous Hormones

JAMES V. LACEY, GRAHAM A. COLDITZ and DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0024
Exogenous Hormones

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This chapter discusses the link between exogenous hormones and cancer. It focuses on estrogen and progesterone effects on tissues of the breast, endometrium, uterine cervix, ovary, and colon. All measures of association (odds ratios (ORs), relative risks (RRs), and hazard ratios (HRs)) for oral contraceptives (OCs) include women who never used OCs as the referent group. Similarly, associations for hormone therapy reflect no menopausal hormone use as the referent group.

Keywords: cancer risk; women; oral contraceptives; hormone therapy; estrogen; progesterone

Chapter.  18841 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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