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Oral contraceptives may lower long-term cancer risk among women

A UK study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found women who used combined oral contraceptives had lower risks of colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancer. The findings, based on 46,022 women enrolled in the Royal College of General Practitioner's Oral Contraception Study, showed these protective benefits against cancer persisted at least 30 years following contraceptive use cessation.

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