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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Exogenous Hormones

Exogenous Hormones

Chapter:
(p.468) 24 Exogenous Hormones
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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JAMES V. LACEY

GRAHAM A. COLDITZ

DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0024

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

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